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CRS scrutinizes the OPM breach

A new report serves as a useful backgrounder for anyone looking for a quick yet detailed review of the circumstances surrounding the breach.

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Rules for the IoT: 'Only what's necessary and no more'

Industry advocates urge Congress to establish national standards for the Internet of Things, but not to use a heavy hand while doing so.

Einstein approved, GSA nominees move forward and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Backfitting the Safety Act

Lawmakers and experts debate ways to provide liability protections for cyberattacks.

Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wisonsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware).

Johnson, Carper move to authorize DHS Einstein program

The measure will be considered next week by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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Senator fights electrical apocalypse

Sen. Ron Johnson plans to funnel $100 million toward quick hardening of the U.S. power grid. But with so much at stake, he contends, much more should be done.

Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia).

Collins, Warner look to give DHS more power to police federal networks

In the wake of the OPM hack, a bipartisan group of senators wants Homeland Security to take the lead on protecting the dot-gov domain.

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Senators want to shore up automotive cybersecurity

Lawmakers are looking to set federal standards governing both the security of cars with network-connected computers and the privacy of the drivers.

Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson's email, cyber export controls and faux phishing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Q&A: Rep. Ted Lieu

The California Democrat with a degree in computer science chastises government for launching tech "when they know it's going to fail. We should just stop doing that."

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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.

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