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Senate stalls on cybersecurity bill

Wrangling over amendments delays floor action on Senate cyber bill until September.

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IGs: Administration stymies access

Access to material need to conduct investigations has been curtailed since President Barack Obama took office, says the Justice Department IG.

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Are we seriously talking about shutdowns again?

September 30 is much closer than it seems, and even a continuing resolution could run into snags.

FCC CIO David Bray and U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.

Top feds talk agile

Federal leaders discussed agile's promise and the notion that the government-changing approach could yield positive results far beyond IT – if feds can stomach it.

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As Senate moves on cyber, DHS cautions on privacy

Senate legislation could put DHS in the position of contributing to the "compromise of personally identifiable information,” says Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

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Is hacking back a cyber-theft deterrent option?

A new study on economic espionage in cyberspace reflects the shifting conversation in Washington on passive vs. proactive defense.

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FITARA good and bad, US-CERT warns of spear phishing and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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China hacking map, getting behind Einstein and Alabama cyber

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OMB developing cyber guidance for contractors

New guidelines will be aimed at bolstering contractor cybersecurity in the wake of breaches that originated with vendors.

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Buy or build? For IT, it's custom vs. COTS

It's a timeless question — and the answer might not be as clear-cut as agencies think.

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Data Act implementation hung up on definitions

Words, rather than numbers, are proving key to bringing all federal agencies together in the push for financial transparency.

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Linking laws through open data

Open data holds the promise of connecting legislation in new ways, bringing federal, state and local laws together and automating compliance. But teaching machines to read law –- or lawmakers to read machines -- is no simple task.