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RSA said today that Verizon will no longer participate in this year’s RSA security conference as a Gold Sponsor, presumably due to concerns regarding the coronavirus. […]

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Dell announced on Feb. 18 an agreement to sell security services provider RSA to an investor group including Symphony Technology Group for $2.075 billion in cash, subject to adjustments.






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The Veterans Affairs Administration said today it is partnering with Verizon, Microsoft, and Medivis on Project Convergence, which aims to identify clinical uses for technology that combine health innovations with 5G wireless communications capabilities.






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For the IT modernization movement that has – often slowly but very surely – taken hold of the Federal tech policy agenda over the past decade, few have done more to work the inside policy engine than Matthew Cornelius. After a ten-year journey through senior policy positions at Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General […] […]

Science Applications International Corp. said Feb. 6 it agreed to buy Unisys Federal in a deal valued at $1.2 billion. Unisys Federal provides infrastructure modernization, cloud migration, managed services, and enterprise IT-as-a-service to Federal civilian agencies and the Defense Department.






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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a petition with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today seeking regulations for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.






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Sue Gordon, who stepped down last year as principal deputy director for National Intelligence, has reached a consulting arrangement with Microsoft.






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A group of privacy and civil liberties groups wrote a letter to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board (PCLOB) urging the board to demand that the President and Secretary of Homeland Security suspend the use of facial recognition systems by Federal agencies.






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Government, academia, and industry leaders are coming together to celebrate Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28 and raise awareness about the importance of personal and agencywide data protection.






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Software trade group BSA said the rules proposed under the Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain executive order may give the Secretary of Commerce “unbounded discretion to review commercial ICT transactions, applying highly subjective criteria in an ad hoc and opaque process that lacks meaningful safeguards for companies.”






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The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has invited eight companies to participate as technology collaborators in the Securing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): Cybersecurity for Distributed Energy Resources Project (DERS).






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