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House passes three cyber bills

The measures, all passed easily, deal with information sharing, technology procurement and the DHS workforce.

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Going big on going small

Congress mulls how to reassert federal support for nanotechnology as experts suggest researchers are less likely to ply their trade here if funding continues to wane.

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How IT reform could still pass Congress this year

Precious little time is left for legislative action, but Alan Balutis explains why FITARA and other reform efforts still have a chance.

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Labor's modernization effort hinges on Congress

Funding for the Digital Government Integrated Platform is uncertain until appropriators move a Labor Department spending bill.

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Moving targets, Logan kiosks and industry's view of LPTA

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Can 28 nations collaborate online?

As NATO seeks a "cultural shift," a new intranet system will serve up to 10,000 would-be collaborators.

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OFPP nominee lays out agenda

Anne Rung told senators at her confirmation hearing that she hopes to create areas of specialization for acquisition officials.

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'Our goal is to eliminate you as an agency'

Senators grill a little-known Commerce Department agency on whether it's a redundant repository for reports and a middleman for agencies seeking to avoid complicated acquisition rules.

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DOD stresses testing, evaluation improvements

Officials tout Better Buying Power 2.0 as a catalyst for defense acquisition reform.

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'History may be repeating itself' in cyberspace

On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 report's release, the men who guided the investigation are warning of new threats going unaddressed.

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Northern Command nominee: U.S. behind in cyber defense

Adm. William Gortney says he would explore better coordination with DHS.

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The dirty truth about missing emails

While many agencies have been developing and adopting strategies to manage their records electronically, the IRS scandal has revealed a gaping chasm between policy and implementation.