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Parsing the cyber bills in the 114th Congress

The Congressional Research Service offers a detailed analysis of cybersecurity proposals being considered by lawmakers.

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White House: IRS, OMB appropriations bill increases cyber risk

Republicans pointed out that the IRS has authority to reallocate some of its funding, and also criticized agency spending on employee bonuses and union activity.

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Data scientists: Stop trying to just predict; look back, and think

In the rush to predict the future, many are passing up the opportunity to leverage big data's potential to form a more complete picture of how the world works, leading scientists say.

Richard Hale, DOD Deputy CIO for Cyber Security.

DOD looks to better data for better security

Pentagon officials are trying to do a better job of reaping the low-hanging fruit of cyberattack data to make their networks more secure.

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IT acquisition teams and agile data management

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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CIS not so agile with agile

A GAO report says an inability to effectively implement agile and open source techniques contributed to delays and added a billion dollars to an immigration processing system's price tag.

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Navy challenged by spear phishing, software patches

The less discriminate act of phishing is apparently a Defense Department-wide problem.

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18F readies agile BPA

The 18-page RFQ aims to establish a common contracting vehicle for agencies seeking vendors specializing in agile delivery services.

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DISA looks to fine-tune JRSS software

Pentagon CIO Terry Halvorsen says software is one of the missing pieces of the Joint Regional Security Stacks puzzle. DISA says it is getting closer to solving that puzzle.

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FedRAMP: Red tape or silver bullet?

Federal tech leaders are torn on how FedRAMP could help or hinder the monumental shift to commercial cloud.

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Back-end of HealthCare.gov remains in development

HHS internal watchdog recommends automated IT for advance payments under the health care law.

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Government lags in point-of-contact satisfaction

Use of agency websites as the preferred avenue of citizen contact with government nearly doubled in just two years, says a new study.

The 2015 Federal 100

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