Policy


Rep. Darrell Issa

FITARA to get another look in the House

The IT acquisition overhaul bill the House will vote on Tuesday includes a few changes from the version included in the House-passed defense policy measure last year.

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DHS seeks assessment of cybersecurity market for smaller companies

The agency wants to encourage small and midsize businesses to adopt the Cybersecurity Framework.

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Increased disclosure? Or an obstacle for EPA?

Debate over regulatory transparency raises questions of both privacy and process.

Michael Garland

Making the government the market of first resort

Rather than spend time and money adhering to the government's rigid procurement requirements, innovative new companies should have the ability to graduate into compliance.

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Report: Government might expand NSA's database

Pending lawsuits could prompt agency to preserve meta data far longer than planned.

Infrastructure

How DHS is helping implement the cyber framework

C3 program will help critical infrastructure operators with readiness and risk management.

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai speaking at a Feb. 20, 2014, press conference.

DOD launches new spectrum strategy

In the long term, the Pentagon will look to replace legacy systems with more "militarily effective" technologies.

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The cyber framework: What's next

Some in the private sector argue that legislation will be needed to provide the incentives necessary for the NIST standards to be widely adopted.

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FCC plans new basis for old network neutrality rules

The goal is to provide a legal rationale that does not ban certain activities, but Republicans on the commission are skeptical.

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IP switch could threaten FAA systems, says integrator

Harris Corp. has warned that hacking is much less difficult in IP and wireless environments than with hardwired systems, which could prove problematic for air traffic control.

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GAO: Better guidance needed on Computer Matching Act

OMB needs to be more consistent if the law is to achieve its purpose of avoiding waste and duplication, a new report says.

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'Patchwork' of state laws complicates data breach response

Lawmakers are weighing several options, but disagreements about definitions and regulatory reach could stymie the effort.