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NIST’s Physical Security Falls Short, Undercover Audit Finds

Auditors gained unauthorized access to secured parts of NIST buildings where they could have infected computers or caused physical damage.

In this geocolor image GOES-16 satellite image taken Friday, Sep. 8, 2017, at 10:45 UTC, Hurricane Irma, center, approaches Cuba and Florida, with Hurricane Katia, left, in the Gulf of Mexico, and Hurricane Jose, right, in the Atlantic Ocean.

U.S. Government’s Hurricane-Hunting Satellite Scheduled to Launch Next Month

NOAA's sending a high-powered replacement into space to boost its weather forecasting capabilities.

Defense Contractors Could Face Pay-Back Clause for Losing Bid Protests

Incumbent contractors that lose a bid protest may end up footing the bill for the government's costs.

Early voters use electronic ballot casting machines at the Franklin County Board of Elections, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio.

A Law is Expiring That Allows Ethical Hackers to Help Protect U.S. Elections

Renewing a Digital Millennium Copyright Act exemption for ethical hacking is vital for election security, researchers say.

5 Ways Congress Can Grow the Internet of Things

A trade association asked Congress to pass legislation that would advance connected technology in the United States.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is shown on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity.

Trump's NASA Pivot

His administration has made the moon a destination, not just a pit stop, on the way to Mars.

Congress' Week: Data Breaches, Kaspersky and Murderers with Security Clearances

Amid tackling a series of high-profile data breaches, Congress moved along important IT legislation and aims to address whether criminals are actually getting temporary security clearances.

 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, holds a computer chip and a cell phone programmed to receive signals from Glonass in 2010.

Pentagon: We’ll Keep Buying Software That Russian Spies have Looked Through

The U.S. military will still buy consumer-off-the-shelf products from several tech companies that allowed Russia’s Federal Security Service, or FSB, an intelligence outfit, to intimately probe.

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GAO to IRS: Actually, You Didn't Have to Give Equifax a Contract

Despite what IRS officials told Congress, the IRS did not have to continue using Equifax services in a bridge contract, a GAO official said.

 “This bill fights for a better and more transparent system to get rid of harmful backlogs,” said Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., the original sponsor of the bill in the House.

Bill Targeting Security Clearance Backlog Advances in Senate

The legislation would reinstate backlog reporting, plus push agencies to honor each other's clearances and implement continuous monitoring.