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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.

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Coalition for Open Security brings new voice to info-sharing debate

The formation of the coalition, a private sector-led group with tacit federal support, comes at a critical time for cybersecurity information-sharing legislation.

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Integrated acquisition, agile procurement and defense tech spending

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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McCain touts DOD/Silicon Valley ties, RAND ponders cyber reputations, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Senators Angus King (Maine) and Mark Warner (Virginia)

Senators: End sequester to pay for cybersecurity

OPM's fiscal 2016 request of $272 million includes $21 million for finishing network upgrades begun in fiscal 2014.

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How flexible should FITARA be?

The federal CIO told House watchdogs that IT reform would be implemented with strict oversight, but there are already rumblings inside agencies about possible exceptions.

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Counting cloud contracts, defense approps, net governance and info sharing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Spires: Some agencies will struggle with FITARA implementation

The former DHS CIO will tell Congress how experienced government and industry IT hands can support the new acquisition legislation.

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Should the National Labs be exempt from FITARA?

Senate bill carves out exemption for supercomputing and other lab IT; an earlier version of the measure would have exempted the entire Department of Energy.

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CJS funding bill would limit high-tech surveillance

Several provisions in the Commerce-Justice-Science bill would bar the use of funds for various surveillance activities.

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