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Government-Wide Cybersecurity Funds Would See Hike Under Budget

Proposed increases in cyber spending include a 23 percent bump at the Energy Department, a 33 percent hike at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a 16 percent rise at the Veterans Affairs Department, Nextgov reported.

Russians Indicted for Interfering in 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

The Russians also paid Americans to promote political campaigns, and stage political rallies, the indictment said.

Federal Agencies at Risk From Data Breaches at Contractors, Other Companies

A data breach at U.S. credit reporting agency Equifax may have been the source of some stolen identities used by disaster aid fraudsters.

CBP, ICE Bids to Join Intel Community Gain Traction

CBP conducted 30,200 border searches of electronic devices in fiscal 2017, the agency reported, which has added to civil libertarians' opposition to IC inclusion.

PERSPECTIVE: Identity as the New Security Perimeter

Federal agencies struggle with an excess of "over-privileged users" with access to more resources than necessary.

Trump Budget Wants $66 Million for DOJ Immigration Courts

In early fiscal 2018, the backlog of cases in immigration courts was 650,000, a 25 percent increase from 2016; money would fund 75 new immigration judges and support staff.

White House Seeks $47.5B to Add DHS Staff, Fund Cyber and Border Wall

The Transportation Security Administration would get $3.2 billion to add 687 screeneers, bringing the total transportation security corps to 43,877, the most ever.

Draft Guide Maps Route to $500 Million in IT Funds

Proposals should include between two and six incremental funding transfers throughout the life cycle of the project.
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