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Dustin Volz

Dustin Volz Dustin Volz is a staff correspondent for National Journal covering tech policy. His work has previously appeared in The Washington Post, The Center for Public Integrity, and The Arizona Republic. Dustin is a graduate of Arizona State University and a publisher of Downtown Devil, a hyper-local news site serving the downtown Phoenix community. Before arriving at National Journal, Dustin spent nine months teaching English at a high school in Indonesia through a Fulbright scholarship.
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FBI Director: Encryption Is Great As Long As It Lets Us In

2:12 PM ET FBI Director James Comey on Monday defended his agency's position that too-tough-to-crack encryption poses a threat to national security, arguing that terrorists are increasingly using the technology to lock out law enforcement and coordinate attacks. Comey, in a brief op-ed appearing on the prominent national security blog Lawfare, said that...

FBI Director James Comey Says He’s ‘Not a Maniac’ About Encryption

1:25 PM ET FROM NEXTGOV arrow FBI Director James Comey on Monday defended his agency's position that too-tough-to-crack encryption poses a threat to national security, arguing that terrorists are increasingly using the technology to lock out law enforcement and coordinate attacks. Comey, in a brief op-ed appearing on the prominent national security blog Lawfare, said that...

Court Revives Defunct National Security Agency Surveillance Program

June 30, 2015 A federal court has revived the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records, a program that lapsed earlier this month when sections of the Patriot Act briefly expired. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved a government request to renew the dragnet collection of U.S. phone metadata for an...

Court Revives Defunct NSA Mass Surveillance Program

June 30, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A federal court has revived the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records, a program that lapsed earlier this month when sections of the Patriot Act briefly expired. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved a government request to renew the dragnet collection of U.S. phone metadata for an...

OPM May Announce Size of Second Data Breach Next Week

June 30, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Office of Personnel Management updated congressional staffers Monday on the status of a review of its data-security systems, but continued to duck questions about the extent of a data breach that affected federal employees' sensitive background-check data, according to multiple Hill sources. OPM and the Department of Homeland Security...

OPM May Announce Size of Second Data Breach Next Week

June 30, 2015 The Office of Personnel Management updated congressional staffers Monday on the status of a review of its data-security systems, but continued to duck questions about the extent of a data breach that affected federal employees' sensitive background-check data, according to multiple Hill sources. OPM and the Department of Homeland Security...

House Oversight Chair Accuses OPM Director of Lying About Cyberattack

June 24, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Wednesday accused the chief of the Office of Personnel Management of lying about the extent of a prior cyberattack waged against her agency. In a contentious back and forth exchange, Chaffetz said OPM Director Katherine Archuleta was dishonest about an intrusion revealed in March...

Jeb Bush: Obama Should Fire His ‘Political Hack’ OPM Director

June 23, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wants President Obama to fire the head of the Office of Personnel Management amid a cascade of revelations about the size and scope of an enormous hack of federal employee data from the agency. The Republican presidential candidate Tuesday sharply condemned the president's handling of...

Jeb Bush: Obama Should Fire His 'Political Hack' OPM Director

June 23, 2015 Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wants President Obama to fire the head of the Office of Personnel Management amid a cascade of revelations about the size and scope of an enormous hack of federal employee data from the agency. The presidential Republican candidate on Tuesday sharply condemned the president's handling...

John Oliver Slams Revenge Porn As Federal Legislation Nears

June 22, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow John Oliver unleashed his viral fury Sunday night against Internet users who harass women, making a call to support forthcoming federal legislation that would criminalize the growing industry of "revenge porn." The comedian and host of HBO's Last Week Tonight dedicated the majority of his main segment to condemning revenge...