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DOE launching renewable energy pilot

Web-based "central assistance platform" to anchor effort to fund national labs' partnerships with small businesses to develop clean energy technology.

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A successful cyber sprint, with a questionable finish line

The federal CIO says agencies have beefed up security during his 30-day push -- but the sprint is just the beginning.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Should the clearance system be taken away from OPM?

Two lawmakers want to find a new home for the security clearance database that was breached.

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Whistleblower worries, FEMA's personnel data and DARPA's cyber competition

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How US-CERT gets the word out

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team collaborates with other federal agencies and industry to quickly disseminate cyberthreat alerts.

Katherine Archuleta

Archuleta out at OPM

Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Beth Cobert will step in as acting director of the Office of Personnel Management.

FCW magazine

Let's talk about Alliant 2

The General Services Administration is going to great lengths to gather feedback on its IT services GWAC. Will it make for a better acquisition vehicle?

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OPM: 21.5M impacted by background-check breach

Agency details results of an "interagency forensic investigation," plans for assisting affected individuals.

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Justice Dept. seeks new authorities to fight cybercrime

Agency argues legislation is needed to effectively prosecute new kinds of online fraud and abuse.

Katherine Archuleta

OPM director refuses to resign amid new hack revelations

Officials detailed the timing of the two breaches and confirmed that they were executed by the same "actor."

Terry Halvorsen

DHS funding, election-season API, spectrum sharing and 'secure enough' mobility

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Fixing FISMA, blaming … someone, and another lawsuit

Lawmakers wrestled with the regulatory shortcomings that helped allow the OPM breach to happen as they continued the search for someone to blame. Employee unions, on the other hand, know whom they're blaming.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.