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Lawmakers Want Social Media Vetted for All Visa Applicants and Ask More Mar-a-Lago Questions

February 17, 2017 As Congress heads out for its first recess, a freshman’s first bill would require the Homeland Security Department to vet social media accounts for anyone applying for a U.S. visa. In addition to reviewing all of an applicant’s publicly available social media, the Visa Investigation and Social Media Act, proposed...

Federal Information Systems Hit 20 Years on GAO’s High-Risk List

February 15, 2017 The Government Accountability Office released an updated high-risk list of programs ripe for waste or mismanagement, and again, for the 20th year, it features federal information systems security. “Securing these technologies is vital for the nation’s security, prosperity and well-being. Nevertheless, the security over these systems is inconsistent and additional...

Government Contractor Accused of Stealing NSA Cyber Secrets

February 8, 2017 A federal grand jury has indicted former government contractor Harold Thomas Martin III with willful retention of classified national security information, including information about the National Security Agency’s cyber capabilities and its targets. Martin worked for at least seven private contractors since 1993, placing him in several defense and intelligence...

Video: DARPA Tests Drone-Catching Prototype

February 8, 2017 The U.S. military uses unmanned aerial vehicles of all sizes from the 4-pound, hand-launched Raven to the 15,000-pound Global Hawk that takes off and lands on a runway. Most of the military’s mid-sized drones are fixed wing, which means they need launch and recovery mechanisms that often aren't available in...

IARPA Wants Autonomous Fingerprint Tech

January 31, 2017 The intelligence community wants to be able to capture an entire fingerprint—from one edge of the nail bed to the other—without a human operator and is offering $325,000 in prizes for the technology to do so. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge seeks a biometric...

IARPA Wants Autonomous Fingerprint Tech

January 30, 2017 The intelligence community wants to be able to capture an entire fingerprint—from one edge of the nail bed to the other—without a human operator and is offering $325,000 in prizes for the technology to do so. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge seeks a biometric...

Lawmaker Still Wants Feds to Stop Watching Porn at Work, Plus Other Bills to Watch

January 29, 2017 Will the third time be the charm for Rep. Mark Meadows’ bill to remove access to pornography from agencies? The North Carolina representative introduced the Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act in the 113th and 114th sessions in response to an Environmental Protection Agency employee who reportedly watched two to six...

Rick Perry Shifts from Energy Dept. Eliminator to Advocate

January 20, 2017 Rick Perry, the presidential nominee who once called for eliminating the Energy Department, may find himself fighting to preserve the agency's cybersecurity and advanced research projects. During his confirmation hearing Thursday, the Energy secretary nominee reversed many of the statements he made during his presidential campaign. Senators asked if he...

Defense Secretary Nominee Cautions Against ‘Stumbling’ into Cyberwar

January 13, 2017 Retired Gen. James Mattis called for a comprehensive cyber doctrine to respond to cyberattacks when testifying during his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday. Any such doctrine would be a multi-agency effort that could include the Defense, State, Treasury and Homeland Security departments, and he hoped it could be accomplished within 18...

Defense Secretary Nominee Cautions Against ‘Stumbling’ into Cyberwar

January 12, 2017 Retired Gen. James Mattis called for a comprehensive cyber doctrine to respond to cyberattacks when testifying during his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday. Any such doctrine would be a multi-agency effort that could include the Defense, State, Treasury and Homeland Security departments, and he hoped it could be accomplished within 18...

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