In a letter dated Feb. 27, Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., requested Dan Coats, director of National Intelligence, produce “an unclassified report on the participation of China and other adversarial nations in the international standard setting bodies (ISSBs) for fifth-generation wireless telecommunications technologies (5G).” […]

The United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) is working to improve cybersecurity infrastructures to prevent breaches of industry partners, like those of USTRANSCOM contractors that began June 1, 2012 and resulted in 20 successful intrusions over a period of 12 months by Chinese hackers.






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A survey released today by IT management software firm SolarWinds finds that Federal IT professionals view unintentional insider threat as the most significant source of security threats.






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During her keynote address at Monday’s Center for Strategic and International Studies event, Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., urged the U.S. government to increase its global engagement when it comes to tech–saying that was the only way to maintain U.S. technological leadership. With that in mind, DelBene offered a series of steps Congress can take to maintain U.S. global leadership.






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Not unlike Michael Jordan in the 1997 NBA Finals–battling illness and requiring cold medicine–General Services Administration (GSA) CIO David Shive today spoke about how implementing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has reduced costs for GSA, and how the agency has made efforts to better engage with start-ups.






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Information systems trade group ISACA released results of a survey today that finds 70 percent of cybersecurity managers and practitioners believe that their organizations’ cybersecurity teams are understaffed.






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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), in a report released Friday, pegged the cost of H.R. 1–the For the People Act of 2019–at $2.6 billion over the next five years, with $1.5 billion of that going for states and counties to purchase new voting technology.






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Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and both houses of Congress joined together on Thursday to reintroduce the Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone calls, or HANGUP Act.






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Officials from the intelligence community on Thursday discussed the importance of using artificial intelligence to process and analyze the large amount of collected data by agencies, thus freeing analysts to shift their efforts toward looking into anomalies identified by AI.






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IT security technology provider Webroot said in a recently issued threat report document that the United States in 2018 led the rest of the world by a wide margin in hosting what the firm classifies as “high-risk URLs.”






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Credit rating agency Moody’s said in a report issued today that it considers banks, securities firms, financial market infrastructure, and hospitals at “high risk,” from a ratings perspective, due to their exposure to the impacts of cyberattacks.






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The White House’s new National Strategy for Aviation Security calls attention to a rising concern in aviation safety: the potential for cyberattacks on aircraft, a prospect that might just be as scary as it sounds.






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