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    How the Army is girding for electronic warfare

    As the risks of EW attacks multiply, the Army's C5ISR Center is developing new tools for testing and hardening its battlefield systems. 12/03/2019


    Cyber interoperability is a must for federal agencies

    If agencies find themselves continually in fire-fighting mode with their security, they likely need a better security architecture -- not just another product. 12/02/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    Latest TIC guidance helps fuel EIS

    The Office of Management and Budget's new internet connection guidance is just what the General Services Administration's next-generation telecommunications contract needs, according to experts. 11/22/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    FCC bans use of federal funds in purchases of Chinese telecom

    The Federal Communications Commission's approved a new rule preventing U.S. telecommunications service providers from using a key federal subsidy to by Huawei and ZTE network gear, including 5G technology. 11/22/2019

  • Election Security
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    CISA rolls out post-election audit tool for 2020

    The software, Arlo, is an open source tool and election officials from Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri, Virginia, Ohio and Georgia have all signed on thus far. 11/22/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    Updated FISMA guidance puts new reporting mandates on agencies

    Updated guidance from OMB outlines timelines and deliverables for reporting security incidents, information sharing and vulnerability scans of federal systems and websites. 11/20/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    On election security, U.S. government leaving much on the table

    Expert witnesses warned Congress that the U.S. government has largely failed to address a number of known security shortfalls related to the 2020 and future elections. 11/20/2019

  • Supply Chain
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    House panel moves 5G protection bills

    A House telecommunications subcommittee approved several measures aimed at sharpening supply chain protections and security for 5G wireless networks. 11/18/2019

  • Defense
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    What CMMC will mean for defense contractors

    Katie Arrington, DOD's chief information security officer for acquisition and sustainment, said the impending unified cybersecurity certification for contractors could allow for some FedRAMP reciprocity. 11/15/2019

  • Defense
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    Navy CIO talks innovation, cybersecurity and CMMC

    Navy CIO Aaron Weis said DOD's upcoming unified cyber standard will help close the innovation gap by adopting industry standards, but ultimately the onus is on the Defense Department to set the tempo. 11/14/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    DHS wants better coordination on ICS security

    A top cyber official at the Department of Homeland Security said the agency is looking across industrial sectors and federal agencies when it comes to protecting critical infrastructure from cyber and physical threats. 11/14/2019

  • Congress
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    House panel mulls new election tech specs

    The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will mark up new legislation Nov. 14 that would mandate new research into voting machine cybersecurity vulnerabilities and update the way the government certifies such equipment. 11/13/2019

  • Election Security
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    Report: election vendors need more federal oversight

    A virtual oligopoly over voting technology by three private vendors and a lack of federal regulatory pressure has led to dangerous security vulnerabilities in the nation's election infrastructure, according to a new report. 11/12/2019

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    Improving government services in 2020

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    Is it time for a national Digital Bill of Rights?

    A Commission on Privacy and Data should be created to develop legislation, taking the EU's General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act as a starting point to extend protections to individuals regarding data and privacy. 01/28/2020

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    What to watch in federal IT in 2020

    This will be the year when IT governance practices drive a new wave of mission benefits, rather than just better control over IT infrastructure spending. 01/15/2020