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House bill seeks to reform DHS buying habits

The measure also would make DHS' CIO the lead technical authority for that agency's IT acquisition programs.

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Senior White House official talks cyber goals, legislative outlook

In a Q&A with FCW , Ari Schwartz, senior director for cybersecurity at the White House, talks about whether legislation can reinforce and complement White House cyber-policy goals.

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Cybersecurity a top priority in Senate appropriations bill

While DHS takes the lead on civilian-side cybersecurity, Senate appropriators are backing a menu of related initiatives at Commerce and Justice.

A brief history of open data

From eight simple principles to today's vast ecosystem, here's what's happening -- and how to take full advantage.

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House and Senate VA bills put senior execs on notice

Legislation is in motion to give the VA more authority to fire senior executives, but is that the best solution to the agency's woes?

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Fixing VA tech, touting tourism data and upgrading from GPS

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Don't throw me into the savings tar pit

Alan Balutis warns that IT cost savings rarely work out as planned.

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Where digital gov falls short, Franken pushes on privacy, Stempfley honored and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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White House looking to Capitol Hill on cyber

Cybersecurity is arguably one of the few bipartisan issues in Congress, and key stakeholders hope that will be enough to push through legislation this year.

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Does TWIC really work?

Senators grill port security experts on whether the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program is worth the time and money.

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Senate panel OKs $51 billion for Commerce, Justice, Science

An early look shows broad agreement between House and Senate appropriators, but some battles still loom over the details of tech policy.

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FITARA in play in House defense bill

The House is revisiting IT reform as part of the annual Pentagon policy measure, but it's not clear if the Senate will play ball.