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Joseph Marks covers cybersecurity for Nextgov. He previously covered cybersecurity for Politico, intellectual property for Bloomberg BNA and federal litigation for Law360. He covered government technology for Nextgov during an earlier stint at the publication and began his career at Midwestern newspapers covering everything under the sun. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown University.

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Trump Team Seems to Stay the Course With the Last Administration’s Cyber Efforts

March 31, 2017 The Trump administration dropped two further hints Thursday it plans to take the Obama administration’s lead in the global approach to cyberspace. First, in the morning, the White House released a pre-publication draft of an order extending the underlying basis for two Obama-era executive orders justifying targeted sanctions against foreign...

OPM Pays Too Much Protecting Breach Victims from Identity Theft, Watchdog Says

March 30, 2017 The Office of Personnel Management is probably shelling out too much money for identity theft insurance for current and former federal employees compromised in the agency’s massive 2015 data breach, a government watchdog said Thursday. Congress required the government to offer identity theft protection to victims of that hack, which...

Trump Team Seems to Stay the Course With the Last Administration’s Cyber Efforts

March 30, 2017 The Trump administration dropped two further hints Thursday it plans to take the Obama administration’s lead in the global approach to cyberspace. First, in the morning, the White House released a pre-publication draft of an order extending the underlying basis for two Obama-era executive orders justifying targeted sanctions against foreign...

DHS Looks to Reboot Relationship with Election Officials

March 30, 2017 The Homeland Security Department plans to meet with a task force of state election officials in the next few months in an effort to iron out disagreements over DHS’ designation of election systems as critical infrastructure, a department official said Wednesday. That designation, made weeks after the 2016 presidential election...

NIST Cyber Framework for Federal Agencies Coming Soon

March 29, 2017 The government’s cyber standards agency is nearing completion on a document that will help federal agencies integrate a cybersecurity framework developed for industry with government’s own particular cybersecurity requirements, an official said Wednesday. Expect the document in the next two months or perhaps sooner, said Matthew Barrett, program manager for...

DHS Seeks to Reboot Relationship with Election Officials as Cyber Fears Loom in 2018

March 29, 2017 The Homeland Security Department plans to meet with a task force of state election officials in the next few months in an effort to iron out disagreements over DHS’ designation of election systems as critical infrastructure, a department official said Wednesday. That designation, made weeks after the 2016 presidential election...

DHS Cyber Strategy Delayed for Trump Team Review

March 29, 2017 A congressionally mandated Homeland Security Department cybersecurity strategy is waiting to be reviewed by Trump administration officials and the agency’s new leadership, DHS’ acting cybersecurity lead told lawmakers Tuesday. The strategy, which was mandated by a major defense policy bill, was due March 23. “We are working on the cybersecurity...

House Vote Ensures Rollback of Internet Privacy Rules

March 28, 2017 House lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove restrictions that prevent internet service providers from selling customers’ personal browsing information to advertisers, virtually guaranteeing repeal of the protections. The vote would roll back Obama-era Federal Communications Commission rules that prevent internet service providers from selling customer information to advertisers as web giants...

DHS Cyber Strategy Delayed for Trump Team Review

March 28, 2017 A congressionally mandated Homeland Security Department cybersecurity strategy is waiting to be reviewed by Trump administration officials and the agency’s new leadership, DHS’ acting cybersecurity lead told lawmakers Tuesday. The strategy, which was mandated by a major defense policy bill, was due March 23. “We are working on the cybersecurity...

Digital Rights Group Plans to Publicize Lawmakers who Oppose Internet Privacy Rules

March 27, 2017 A digital rights advocacy group that has launched unconventional public relations campaigns to defeat controversial internet legislation in the past plans to purchase billboards publicizing which lawmakers voted to remove new internet privacy rules imposed on service providers. A mockup of the Fight for the Future-funded billboard declares “They betrayed...

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