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Kathy Conrad: The exit interview

"It's not enough to just bring in smart, talented people. They need to work hand-in-hand with the many innovators and career leaders in government. And then to show quick wins."

Denise Turner Roth.

Roth grilled on contracting databases

Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill used Denise Turner Roth's confirmation hearing to bore in on delays in the System for Award Management.

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e-QIP returns, appropriators back credit protection, senators prod SEC on open data

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

NASA Flickr: New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), center, along with other team members, reacts as he views new images from the spacecraft for the first time, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md.

Pictures from the stars, powered by cloud

NASA's Pluto flyby beamed never-before-seen images to audiences new and old. Cloud services helped make the event go smoothly.

Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wisonsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware).

Johnson, Carper move to authorize DHS Einstein program

The measure will be considered next week by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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Senator fights electrical apocalypse

Sen. Ron Johnson plans to funnel $100 million toward quick hardening of the U.S. power grid. But with so much at stake, he contends, much more should be done.

Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia).

Collins, Warner look to give DHS more power to police federal networks

In the wake of the OPM hack, a bipartisan group of senators wants Homeland Security to take the lead on protecting the dot-gov domain.

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Where's the new cyber strategy?

A week after the end of the federal "sprint," OMB is working past its own deadline on the Federal Civilian Cybersecurity Strategy.

Shutterstock image (by bestfoto77): cloud network security lock.

3PAO revisions and fragmented satellites

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

ICE unveils expanded cyber forensics lab

The 5,000-square-foot forensic laboratory in Fairfax, Va., rivals anything seen on CSI.

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Agencies caught off guard by OPM’s pay-to-play credit monitoring

OPM is passing along the cost of post-breach credit monitoring to other federal agencies, but some are wondering how it will all work.

Shutterstock image (by My Life Graphic): Pushing a touch screen interface in a vehicle.

Senators want to shore up automotive cybersecurity

Lawmakers are looking to set federal standards governing both the security of cars with network-connected computers and the privacy of the drivers.

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