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Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss)

Rep. Thompson wants better answers from DHS on Spires

Ranking member of House Homeland Security Committee tells Napolitano her department's response was both late and insufficient.

keyhole digital

Is supply-chain risk overstated?

Software is at greater risk of cyber-attack than hardware, but foreign-made gear is still raising concerns.

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DATA bill introduced

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act establishes standards for federal spending data published to the USASpending.gov portal.

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House working group to examine supply chain security

A bipartisan working group will look at the federal government's role in establishing best practices, among other things.

Sen. Charles Grassley

E-Verify expansion nixed

A proposal to expand the system employers use to ensure employees are eligible to work in the United States failed in committee.

Rep. Darrell Issa

Issa reboots DATA Act

A bill to impose open data standards on federal government spending is getting another look in Congress, starting this week.

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Can collaboration defend U.S. critical infrastructure?

NSA director hammers message that cyber-legislation, better standards are needed fast.

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Easing into FISMA and FedRAMP? It's possible.

The FedRAMP program that took effect in 2012 and a FISMA reform being considered by Congress are combining to raise agency concerns over compliance.

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Hearing set to probe data center progress

A House panel will hold a hearing away from Capitol Hill to gauge the progress of the FDCCI.

John Mica

John Mica: Chairman in waiting?

The Florida Republican is likely to be the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

U.S. Capitol at Night with Trees

In Congress, 'regular order' is a tall order

A budget resolution and clear spending allocations could bring much-needed stability to agency planning efforts.

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Softening the sequester's blow

With up to $5 billion restored through some maneuvering, agencies are seeking ways to avert the doomsday scenarios many had feared.