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Report: Congress Could Prioritize Cyber Info Sharing Legislation

The new Congress could put cybersecurity legislation at the top of its agenda as it convenes amid ongoing concerns regarding cyber attacks and data breaches, GovInfoSecurity reported Tuesday. Eric Chabrow writes that some analysts see potential legislation that would focus on the sharing of threat information between government and industry. “One of the …

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Leslie Caldwell: Justice Dept. to Form Team on Cybersecurity, Privacy

The Justice Department‘s criminal division will soon have a dedicated cybersecurity group that will give legal guidance on electronic surveillance cases and collaborate with U.S. lawmakers on cyber legislation, The Hill reported Thursday. Cory Bennett writes that Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said the cyber unit will work with both industry and government to address cybersecurity and privacy concerns. “Given …

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Report: Agencies Reviewing Draft of Future EO on Federal Drone Operations Transparency

The administration could soon issue an executive order requiring all federal agencies to release information to the public regarding their aerial surveillance activities using drones, The Washington Post reported Friday. Craig Whitlock reports that the directive would target data only on federal drone operations in U.S. airspace, such as the flight path and applications for …

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US Deputy CTO Nicole Wong Steps Down

Nicole Wong has departed her role as the White House’s deputy chief technology officer and will be moving back to her California hometown, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Kate Tummarello writes that Wong joined the government in May 2013 after serving in legal positions at Twitter and Google. “Nicole is …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Cloud Security Requirements to be Updated

The General Services Administration has collaborated with the departments of Homeland Security and Defense to update the government-wide FedRAMP cloud security accreditation program, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes that FedRAMP 2.0 will include baseline controls based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s new guidance for …

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White House Requests Public Input On Big Data Privacy

The Office of Science and Technology Policy has launched a federal review to examine big data management issues that it believes could shape future policies on citizen privacy, Nextgov reported Thursday. Joseph Marks writes the review will be led by John Podesta, a White House counselor, and work to gather …

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HHS, VA Demo EHR Info Sharing Standards; Joy Pritts Comments

The department of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs tested standards for sharing of sensitive health information between healthcare providers, in line with laws governing the use of electronic health records. HHS said this demonstration was a segment of the Data Segmentation for Privacy Initiative, assembled as a response …

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Proposed Rules Would Require Privacy Training for Contractors

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration are proposing regulations that would require contractors to complete training that addresses privacy protection, in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, and the handling and safeguarding of personally identifiable information. The regulation, published in the Oct. 14 Federal Register, would …

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