GAO warns ICE has incomplete data on technology transfer risks from foreign students

ICE has incomplete data on whether foreign students from nations including China pose risks for IP theft, according to a watchdog.

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FedRAMP reform bill to be considered by Senate lawmakers in coming weeks

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The bipartisan FedRAMP Authorization Act has momentum in Congress and is likely to progress through the upper chamber, according to two senior policy experts with visibility of the legislation's progress.

Trade group calls on White House to clarify cybersecurity self-attestation proposals for software providers

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The Information Technology Industry Council says its members need further details on the scope of new requirements that would require software vendors working with federal agencies to provide cybersecurity self-attestation.

Biden administration seeks more power outage data from utility companies

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The White House and DOE want more utilites to sign up to the Outage Data Initiative Nationwide reporting regime.

House lawmakers introduce bill to overhaul how agencies buy software

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The SAMOSA Act could significantly affect how federal agencies acquire software and IT services.

GSA CIO says move to cloud has achieved 300% decrease in time-to-value on tech projects

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Velocity of service and increase in project end-quality are two other factors driving adoption of the technology, according to David Shive.

FBI tested and almost deployed controversial Pegasus spyware: NYT 

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The FBI almost deployed a highly controversial hacking tool that could have penetrated Americans' cellphones, according to a report.

What the midterm results mean for federal IT leaders

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While the full outcome of the election remains uncertain, tech policy experts tell FedScoop how a Republican-led House could impact the day-to-day operations of government agency IT departments.

NIST proposes project to improve cybersecurity at water utilities

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Run by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, the project aims to develop a reference architecture for the sector.

Sen. Warner criticizes HHS and CISA for lack of coordination on cybersecurity, pushes for new cyber exec

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In a policy options paper published Thursday, Warner called on both agencies to provide more timely health care sector-specific cybersecurity guidance.

FCC establishes new bureau dedicated to satellite industry oversight  

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The agency has set up a new space bureau intended to acknowledge the increasing importance of satellites to achieving the United States’ broadband goals.

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