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NASA plays show-and-tell on the Hill

America's space agency took to Capitol Hill to show lawmakers the tech advances taxpayers' dollars are buying -- and how they could help humans reach Mars.

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DOD tech deficits, NASA grants, a FirstNet industry day and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Lawmakers skeptical about encryption override

Law enforcement agencies want Congress to require firms offering secure communications apps and devices to provide a means to access encrypted data.

Will Hurd

Hurd: Cyber bills are in good shape

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform IT Subcommittee says some basic questions still need to be answered on information sharing.

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House passes second cyber measure

Information sharing bills from the Homeland Security and Intelligence committees have won House passage this week.

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One down, one to go on info sharing legislation

The House passed the Intelligence Committee's version of an information sharing bill, and has the Homeland Security measure on deck.

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'The most unpopular person in the Pentagon'

DCMO nominee Peter Levine makes his case to be the one to go into "other people's rice bowls and tell them they're not doing it right."

NIH's big IT contract, FEMA's weather alert app, hacker-on-hacker attacks and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Agencies take first scary steps under FITARA

Federal CIO Tony Scott says the new law could mean some CIOs will be out of work.

Frank Kendall

Kendall welcomes House acquisition reform bill, with caveats

The Pentagon's top acquisition official says provisions concerning the service chiefs and acquisition experience for personnel need improvement.

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Information-sharing bill on tap in House Homeland panel

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul’s bill offers liability protections for firms to share cyber-threat information with the government.

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Burr stumps for cyber bill

The North Carolina senator made CISA the focus of the Republican Party's weekly radio address.

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