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Senators Saxby Chambliss (GA) and Dianne Feinstein (CA).

Feinstein, Chambliss: We can pass a cyber bill during lame duck

The chair and ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee say they've addressed privacy and liability concerns, and predict both chambers can move cyber legislation after the election.

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PwC pitches open-source electronic health records

Firm touts cost and flexibility in its VistA-based bid for an $11 billion defense health record contract.

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Assessing the White House breach

The breach apparently affected only unclassified networks, but the White House is revealing few details.


Cyberattacks, DeSalvo staying, elegant ID and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Tangherlini: 'Rome wasn't burnt in a day'

GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini remains effusive about the problem-solving potential of government.

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Death of the password? Not just yet.

Considerable skepticism persists about digital identity verification, according to a Forrester Research brief.

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Budget forecasts, campaign apps and congressional data centers

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Navy leaders try to speed IT acquisition by reinterpreting the FAR

It takes at least six months to get from RFP to a contract award, and "six months is a lifetime when it comes to security," says the Navy's Victor Gavin.

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Picking up the open-gov torch

Obama administration officials are confident a solid foundation and a new team will support open-government plans even after the departure of two key leaders.

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Why agency IGs are more bark than bite

The obstacles are many, but the Open Standard's Matt Rosenberg argues that database innovations could help build public awareness of IGs' vital work.

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Red tape holding back hiring at U.S. Digital Service

Deputy Federal CIO Mikey Dickerson says senior leaders need to get better about understanding technology to improve outcomes on large scale IT projects.

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USCIS looks to the cloud for E-Verify

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is considering shifting data processing for the employee verification system to the cloud while maintaining the public-facing Web presence.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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