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Hacking the Election and Other Worries that Keep Intel Chiefs Up at Night

Cyber worries ranging from the integrity of the election system to the end-to-end encryption of digital devices top the concerns of America’s intelligence chiefs.

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Census Announces Test Plans for 2017, 2018

The Census Bureau will forge ahead with its plans to tally and mark addresses in fiscal 2017 and with its 2018 tests to ensure that new technologies and methodologies are ready for the decennial census in 2020.

The NSA Chief Has A Phone For Top-Secret Messaging. Here’s How It Works

There’s no such thing as a perfectly secure phone, especially if it also connects to the internet. But leaving your phone on the plane every time you visit a hostile foreign country isn’t an option for everyone, and so a handful of top military commanders now have a device that can send and receive Secret and Top Secret messages. No surprise: it doesn’t work quite like the one in your pocket.

UK Official Wants Police Access to WhatsApp Messages

A senior U.K. official is asking that law enforcement be given access to encrypted messages on WhatsApp and similar services, a demand that is likely to fuel an ongoing debate over whether companies should create backdoors into their encryption technologies for investigators.

CIA’s Digital Directorate: A Year in Review

The CIA’s newest directorate marked its first anniversary this fall. The Directorate for Digital Innovation is the first new directorate stood up by CIA in more than 50 years. As the digital world is becoming more important, ingrained and integral in daily activity, DDI is responsible for accelerating the integration of digital and cyber capabilities across all of CIA’s mission areas.

Former Spy Chief Says U.S. Lacks Cyber Framework

As the Trump administration’s transition team continues to announce its selections for key national security positions, one former intelligence chief said the U.S. still lacks a coherent cybersecurity framework and the Trump team lacks a clear expert on the subject.