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Citizen broadband, DHS duplication and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A FedRAMP OK for Huddle, a server relocation dispute and national lab leadership changes

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DARPA director warns against 'corrosion' of sequestration

The fiscal 2016 budget request for DARPA is about $3 billion, but Arati Prabhakar says research would suffer if automatic cuts resume.

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FBI wants 'legislative fix' on device encryption

The director of the FBI wants Congress to dispense with unbreakable encryption on smartphones.

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Gerry Connolly: FITARA's force multiplier

For two decades, Eagle award winner Rep. Gerry Connolly has focused on IT, agency employees and the companies that partner with government.

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SEWP winners and cyber legislation

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Rep. Darrell Issa

Data transparency, a chief digital officer, Pentagon phishing and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Thornberry's defense acquisition bill: 'not enough ... but it's a start'

House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry, who championed defense acquisition reform before it was cool, said he has compiled more than 1,000 suggested changes.

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Environmental datasets, reverse auction legislation and military email

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cyber commander wants more offense

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers calls for more offense, while Sen. John McCain blasts the administration for lack of effective deterrence.

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Congress looks for interagency coordination on drones

Lawmakers are considering putting DHS in charge of an interagency task force on drone security.

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Regulators seek more authority in data breach bill

FTC officials fear draft House legislation might be too narrow to fix the problem.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.