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Report: 1 in 4 Emails that Appear to Be Dot-Gov Addresses are Phishing Attempts

October 20 The government just launched a major effort to prevent email spoofing.

This Technology Could Help Solve IED Detection — And Airport Security Too

October 20 New radio-wave sensors are designed to suss out hidden explosives —whether in car bombs or carry-on laptops.

Mattis Opposes Splitting Defense CIO Duties

October 19 The defense secretary’s letter also objects to a requirement that the Defense Department notify other nations before responding to cyber threats.

Could the Senate’s Plan to Speed Up Bid Protests Backfire?

October 19 A shorter timeframe to review contracting disputes could put significant stress on the Government Accountability Office.

Sharing Election Threat Info with States Won’t be One-Size-Fits-All, DHS Says

October 18 Cyber threat information sharing strategies will vary state by state based on state preferences, a DHS official says.

Microsoft Cloud Can Now Host Classified Pentagon Data

October 17 The Defense Department will be able to send data that requires a secret-level security clearance to view to the company’s cloud.

DHS Wants to Stop the Next Anthrax Outbreak with Open Data

October 17 The Homeland Security Department is offering $300,000 for data solutions that can detect biothreats before they spread.

Russia’s Troll Factory Also Paid for 100 Activists in the US

October 17 The trolls produced content aimed at riling both the left and right.

Why the Russia Fake News Scandal Hasn’t Touched Snapchat

October 16 Snapchat is deliberately much stricter than other social media companies about which news outlets it partners with.

US Government Agencies Are Buying Ads on Facebook—in Russian

October 14 Basically everyone can buy ads on the platform to push their agenda.