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'Patchwork' of state laws complicates data breach response

Lawmakers are weighing several options, but disagreements about definitions and regulatory reach could stymie the effort.

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How VA is driving telemedicine

The agency's scale, vision and customer base have put it on the leading edge. But that also means being the first to face technical and operational challenges.

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Major cities not playing ball with OPM clearance probes

One of the cities that has refused to help with background checks for federal employees and contractors is Washington, D.C.

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Watchdog groups push Senate, White House on Data Act

Organizations as diverse as the Sunlight Foundation and Gun Owners of America want the legislation passed without the changes proposed by OMB.

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NSA cybersecurity issues echo scathing Hill report

A New York Times story on NSA vulnerabilities bears a striking resemblance to a report by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee detailing problems at other agencies.

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New bill would elevate IG pay, authority

The legislation aligns with changes supported by the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.

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Critical infrastructure cyber bill moves forward

The bipartisan measure would codify numerous existing government cybersecurity efforts.

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Hill report skewers agencies' cybersecurity practices

Some of the most troubling issues have been at DHS, the agency charged with leading federal cybersecurity efforts.

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Data breaches a hot topic on the Hill

Two committees will be holding hearings this week, but the fate of legislation aimed at boosting the federal role in combatting data breaches remains uncertain.

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Report: White House seeks to defang transparency bill

The chief Senate supporter of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act says the proposed changes are unacceptable, and he is backed by open-government advocates.

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Issa takes aim at federal security protocols

A House committee held a closed hearing to discuss potentially sensitive information related to the security of the HealthCare.gov website.

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Connolly, Eshoo float new Digital Government Office for critical IT projects

Draft legislation would dramatically alter the job currently held by Todd Park.