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Mark Randall Meadows, U.S. Representative for North Carolina

A chairman returns and Skype in space

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Einstein the only winner from another flaying of OPM on the Hill

A key lawmaker said he is readying fresh legislation to accelerate the cyber detection program.

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OPM contractors in the crosshairs

House Oversight and Government Reform targeted OPM officials and contractors alike for their roles in the massive hack.

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More fed security woes, more DHS bills and a wait-and-see approach to EAGLE II

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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McCaul says OPM hack should push Senate to act on cyber

The theft of information on federal employees from government systems should provide the Senate with the urgency to pass cybersecurity legislation, according to one of the bill's key House sponsors.

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OPM head touts cyber revamp, mum on who’s to blame for breach

Appearing before a Senate committee was a peaceful affair for OPM Director Katherine Archuleta compared to the tongue-lashing she got in the House last week, but she still faced tough questions – and couldn't answer all of them.

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House passes check on Internet transition, multiple DHS measures

In addition to demanding review of any change to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, legislators pushed for IT consolidation, improved communications and other reforms for DHS component agencies.

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Grassley unsatisfied with DOD response to ex-comptroller case

Sen. Charles Grassley and the Defense Department have traded letters over the alleged mistreatment of former Defense Information Systems Agency Comptroller Jimaye Sones.

Mark Randall Meadows, U.S. Representative for North Carolina

Meadows loses Gov Ops gavel

A key House subcommittee with broad oversight of government management will be getting a new chairman.

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House Intel panel, White House spar over new cyber agency

The intelligence authorization bill would, the White House says, leave the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center with too broad a set of responsibilities and a dearth of resources.

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Parsing the cyber bills in the 114th Congress

The Congressional Research Service offers a detailed analysis of cybersecurity proposals being considered by lawmakers.

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Senate panel OKs cybersecurity funding

The fiscal 2016 DHS funding bill includes $1.638 billion for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, an increase of $135 million above fiscal 2015.

The 2015 Federal 100

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