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NSA scandal hampers cyber legislation

Congress's efforts to pass a cybersecurity bill may be hopeless for now.

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4 goals for fiscal 2014

Not all the news since last October has been bad, but everyone in federal IT just endured 12 straight months of meat-cleaver spending cuts, multiple shutdown threats and the severe restrictions on strategic planning that come with continuing resolutions.

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Obamacare on track despite IT hiccups

The federal health insurance exchanges are miscalculating some premium costs, but an Oct. 1 launch is still expected.

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Bill allows DHS choice of biometrics

Lawmakers have chosen not to specify which biometrics a visa entry/exit system should use.

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Lawmakers uncomfortable with China solution for satellite gap

Citing China's hostility to the United States, subcommittee chairmen urge other solutions.

Mark Warner

DATA Act gains Senate ally

Sen. Mark Warner is pitching the DATA Act as an essential piece of infrastructure to support a rational accounting of federal spending.

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Congress wants answers on clearance for alleged Navy Yard killer

The congressional inquiry joins other investigations launched after the deadly shooting rampage.

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OMB tells agencies to prepare for possible shutdown

Memo from Sylvia Mathews Burwell includes guidance on IT systems, contracts and other key questions.

John Boehner

House to take up budget stopgap that defunds Obamacare

Repealing, or at least delaying, the health care reform law remains a key priority for House Republicans.

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Consumer bureau's data collection raises congressional hackles

Plans by a financial regulator to collect information on potentially hundreds of millions of credit card and other accounts has House Republicans demanding answers.

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Agencies can learn from stimulus' data transparency

GAO recommends other agencies adopt the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board practices of using single government-wide identifiers, and of standardizing data reporting requirements.

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Lawmakers: Leaks slowed cybersecurity legislation

NSA disclosures, Syria and other factors make cybersecurity legislation more difficult and more imperative.