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Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wisonsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware).

Johnson, Carper move to authorize DHS Einstein program

The measure will be considered next week by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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Senator fights electrical apocalypse

Sen. Ron Johnson plans to funnel $100 million toward quick hardening of the U.S. power grid. But with so much at stake, he contends, much more should be done.

Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia).

Collins, Warner look to give DHS more power to police federal networks

In the wake of the OPM hack, a bipartisan group of senators wants Homeland Security to take the lead on protecting the dot-gov domain.

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Senators want to shore up automotive cybersecurity

Lawmakers are looking to set federal standards governing both the security of cars with network-connected computers and the privacy of the drivers.

Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson's email, cyber export controls and faux phishing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Q&A: Rep. Ted Lieu

The California Democrat with a degree in computer science chastises government for launching tech "when they know it's going to fail. We should just stop doing that."

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AT&L official: Data restrictions in defense bill impede management

The already testy public debate between Pentagon officials and Sen. John McCain over an acquisition provision in the defense authorization bill is getting even testier.

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Interior IT flaws didn't lead to hack, says CIO

While Interior's IT woes didn't lead directly to a breach, an IG report said security flaws continue to plague the department.

McCain at Heritage today.

McCain on defense bill, NGA on Hootenanny, Army on battlefield tech

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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CSIS, lawmakers launch cyber task force for next president

The new task force will take note of progress since the last one seven years ago, and make recommendations for executive action for whoever is elected in 2016.

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House bill would halve digital services request at DHS

The administration wants to use a tech team to fast-track better immigration data reporting, but the House is holding the line on funding

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Should the clearance system be taken away from OPM?

Two lawmakers want to find a new home for the security clearance database that was breached.

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