Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday, calling for a Select Committee on Cybersecurity that would be able to cross the jurisdictional lines of more than 80 committees and subcommittees in order to “investigate pressing cybersecurity matters.”






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A New Jersey high school in September transformed a 20,000-square-foot auditorium known as “the pit” into the Marauder Innovation Learning Lab, a $3 million STEAM-focused extension of Mount Olive High School.






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President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., poses challenges for IT acquisition in the next administration.






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Researchers have expanded the Department of Homeland Security’s Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit to offer assistance in a wider variety of dangerous scenarios, from stadium evacuations to hazardous chemical exposure.






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The use of government emails as the backup and recovery email on many Yahoo accounts led to the exposure of more than 150,000 U.S. government and military employees in a recent Yahoo email breach, according to Andrew Komarov, chief intelligence officer at InfoArmor.






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Thirteen universities recently received grants from NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants Program worth as much as $500,000 each. The goal of this program is to accelerate the development of space technologies in their earliest stages to enable future systems capabilities and missions for NASA, other government agencies, and the commercial space sector.






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In coordination with Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre, the FBI conducted a series of interviews and arrests Dec. 5-9 aimed at reducing the number of young people acting as Distributed Denial of Service-for-hire hackers.






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President Obama said that the United States’ response to Russian hacking during the election will be between the U.S. government and the Russian government. “There are times where the message will be privately received by the Russians and will not be publicized,” Obama said.






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Through a new open data project, the Department of Defense will make information on the Korean War publicly available for the first time on Dec. 19, and the Air Force major who helped design the portal said he looks forward to what civilians will do with this data.






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MeriTalk compiles a weekly roundup of contracts and other industry activity. Here’s what happened this week in the Federal Information Technology community.






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A lack of clear technology policy established during Donald’s Trump’s campaigning and preparations as president-elect is making it difficult to determine what the future of tech policy is going to look like, according to experts speaking at an Information Technology Innovation Foundation (ITIF) panel on Thursday.






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