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Now it’s easier to know if the FBI’s facial-recognition team can access your driver’s license photo

by Samantha Ehlinger • 21 hours ago

The FBI can request searches using facial recognition technology of 18 state entities' collections of driver's license and passport photos.

OPEN Government Data Act to get another chance

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 days ago

Legislation setting a presumption that all government information should be published as open, machine-readable data is back with bipartisan support in the House.

Congress to Pentagon: What happened to the IT savings ideas?

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 days ago

Years after a Defense Business Board task force estimated the Pentagon could save $5 billion to $9 billion by fiscal 2020 through IT optimization, some members of Congress are asking what the Pentagon has actually done with that information.

FBI would get $61M to fight cybercrime, encryption in Trump budget proposal

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint for the federal government proposes a $61 million increase for the FBI and Justice Department in fiscal 2018 to better track terrorist communications and combat cybercriminals.

Proposed ‘hacking back’ bill is gaining traction, lawmaker says

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., recently proposed a bill that would allow companies victimized by cyber attacks to take “active cyber defense measures” is now gaining bipartisan support, according to the congressman.

White House announces new top adviser for tech and cybersecurity policy

by Samantha Ehlinger • 4 weeks ago

The head of the National Economic Council announced staff appointments Monday, including a special assistant to the president for Technology, Telecom and Cybersecurity Policy.

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