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Senate panel OKs cybersecurity funding

The fiscal 2016 DHS funding bill includes $1.638 billion for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, an increase of $135 million above fiscal 2015.

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Lawmakers rip OPM's 'failure'

Members of Congress heaped hard questions on federal IT leaders at a June 16 hearing and suggested strongly that somebody needs to be fired.

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DISA five-year plan treats cyber as warring domain

Defense Information Systems Agency Director Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins says network operators need to adopt the "principles of war, whether it is maneuver, speed [or] surprise" to defend DOD networks.

FirstNet RFP, Navy CIO and S&T on Facebook

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA posts details of telecom pricing

In some of its latest posts on the Interact website, GSA explained how some of its planned pricing catalogs will work.

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NSF grants, an EIS workshop and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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New glitch stalls State's visa and passport database

A June 9 hardware failure stalls passport and visa issuances, but is apparently unrelated to last year's failure of the Consular Consolidated Database.

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OPM's 'Cyber Pearl Harbor' might affect 14 million

The OPM breach is looking worse than initially projected, with potentially every fed's information compromised. And the breach was discovered during a vendor's sales demonstration.

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Coalition for Open Security brings new voice to info-sharing debate

The formation of the coalition, a private sector-led group with tacit federal support, comes at a critical time for cybersecurity information-sharing legislation.

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VA set to test new-look health record interface

VA's pending system helps solve the agency's internal interoperability problems, while extending data to the DoD.

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Why precision attacks succeed, and what agencies need to know

The OPM breach is getting all the attention, but recent attacks on State Department and White House systems should have agencies equally concerned.

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Scott tells agency CIOs to speed up security measures

The federal CIO's message to agency IT officials doesn't mention the OPM breach, but it certainly conveys a sense of urgency.

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