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Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Bill Clears House

The House voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would mandate the Department of Homeland Security to provide lawmakers more information on DHS’ policies and procedures for disclosing cyber vulnerabilities to industry, The Hill reported Tuesday. House members approved the Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Act nearly two months after the Trump administration issued a …

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House Lawmakers to Consider Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Bill

The House will take up on Tuesday a bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security to report procedures and policies to disclose identified computer software vulnerabilities, Nextgov reported Monday. The Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Act would also mandate the DHS secretary to describe how the department head cooperates with other federal agencies …

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CIGIE Report: Cybersecurity, IT Modernization Among Areas That Need Cross-Agency Collaboration

A new report by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency has identified six critical areas that IGs need to address to facilitate and build up cross-agency collaboration. CIGIE said in the December 2017 report those areas include information technology infrastructure modernization; cybersecurity; effort to protect national security; …

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Congress-Approved Bill Seeks to Make Federal Websites Accessible on Mobile Tech

Congress has passed a bill that would mandate federal agencies to make all public-facing government websites accessible through the use of mobile devices. The Connected Government Act was approved by senators five weeks after the legislation was cleared by House lawmakers, according to an article published Friday on Rep. Robin Kelly’s (D-Illinois) website. “We have a responsibility …

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DoD Deploys New Object Classification Algorithm Onboard ScanEagle UAS Platform

The Defense Department has integrated a new object classification algorithm onboard a ScanEagle unmanned aerial system which flew on the battlefield as part of an effort to help Special Command analysts exploit intelligence from drone video feeds, Defense One reported Thursday. Intelligence analysts from the DoD integrated new hardware and software …

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