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Spotlight: Pentagon working on tech to identify hackers

Pentagon researchers are expecting to develop a tool by 2018 that will allow the government to both characterize a cyberattacker and share the attacker's modus operandi with potential future victims.

Skyhigh Networks becomes first CASB to score FedRAMP certification

Skyhigh Networks this week became the first cloud access security broker, or CASB, to achieve Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, certification, the company announced Tuesday.

Spotlight: NTIA to hold multi-stakeholder meeting on UAS systems

This will be the second multi-stakeholder meeting the NTIA has held on drones since President Obama established the process to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

Spotlight: Border protection system lacks authority to use SSNs in system access

CBP had used the system to give users account access, creating a "HashID" of their SSN to provide identity management.

Google gets access to millions of UK's National Health Service records

Google is getting access to a wide range of health care data through a data-sharing agreement between the company and the U.K.'s National Health Service, or NHS, according to a new report.

Kansas House votes to close private email loophole for open records

A new bill working its way through the Kansas legislature would stop state officials from hiding behind their private email accounts in order to avoid making records public.

Supreme Court eases restrictions on federal hacking authority

The Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a change to Rule 41, which could give the Federal Bureau of Investigations the authority, if granted the right warrant conditions, to hack any computer or network anywhere in the world.

FBI says it can't disclose details for iPhone hack to Apple because of third-party rights

The Federal Bureau of Investigation does not plan to disclose information about how it hacked into the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter to Apple, according to Amy Hess, the FBI's executive assistant director for science and technology.

Spotlight: After landslide House vote, Senate pressured to take up email privacy bill

The House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act 419-0 yesterday, and now elected officials in both chambers are putting pressure on the Senate to take up the bill.

DARPA wants small business help in building an encrypted messaging platform

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is looking for small business help to build an encrypted messaging platform to replace the Department of Defense's current antiquated system.