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Pentagon policy bill targets restoration, next-gen threats

Congress is requiring the appointment of a high-level cyber adviser to oversee offense, defense, resources, personnel, acquisition and technology.

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Conflicting contractor caps in budget, defense bill

Just because the president is likely to get the budget first is no guarantee he will sign it first – and the order is everything.

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IT reform bill introduced in Senate

A bipartisan pair of appropriators wants to proceed with at least part of FITARA as stand-alone legislation.

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Budget passes Senate

The bill reduces the impact of the sequester but will force lawmakers to agree on specific spending cuts.

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Senate confirms new DHS secretary

Former Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson won Senate approval on a 78-16 vote.

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Defense bill leaves IT management in limbo

Some of the legislative proposals are in conflict with reorganization plans unveiled earlier this month by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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New cyber bill builds on DHS efforts

The measure targets critical infrastructure protection while providing no new regulatory authority for the Department of Homeland Security.

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House bill would compensate agencies for giving up spectrum

The idea is to create an incentive for agencies to relinquish spectrum as part of a plan to free up 500 megahertz for commercial use by 2020.

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Trade groups seek relief from China-sourcing rules

A coalition of industry groups is asking lawmakers to keep supply-chain restrictions out of upcoming funding bills.

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Budget deal would avert threat of January shutdown

The final deal calls for $1 trillion in spending for fiscal 2014, reduces sequestration cuts, adds money for defense and domestic programs, and requires newly hired federal employees to contribute more to their retirement plans.

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FITARA axed from defense bill

A revised version of the Pentagon policy bill could be considered in the House this week, but IT acquisition reform will have to wait until at least 2014.

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Sebelius orders probe of website contracting

The HHS secretary is also calling for the creation of a chief risk officer position at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tasked with reducing risks associated with major policy initiatives.

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