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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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Justice Dept. seeks new authorities to fight cybercrime

Agency argues legislation is needed to effectively prosecute new kinds of online fraud and abuse.

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Fixing FISMA, blaming … someone, and another lawsuit

Lawmakers wrestled with the regulatory shortcomings that helped allow the OPM breach to happen as they continued the search for someone to blame. Employee unions, on the other hand, know whom they're blaming.

FBI Director James Comey, testifying March 25 before a House Appropriations subcommittee.

Comey renews encryption plea on Capitol Hill

The FBI director's arguments for law enforcement access to encrypted communications met a friendlier reception in the Senate than in the House.

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Can Uncle Sam promote self-driving vehicles?

Industry leaders are bullish on the future of robotic transportation, but when it comes to regulation, they seek "balance" from the feds.

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A FOIA app, Chamber targets cyber, shelling out for Shell and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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HHS mirrors Google, bank regulators' IT shortcomings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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