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Comey seeks $85M boost for FBI cyber

Most of that additional money will go toward buying better IT and providing cybersecurity training, Comey told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.

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OMB names category management leads

Ten newly-named managers will wrangle specific procurement categories.

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Is NBIB another 'house of cards'?

Lawmakers voiced their frustration over the creation and funding of the National Background Investigations Bureau.

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Senator blocks vote on Cobert's OPM nomination

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is blocking Beth Cobert's nomination to lead the Office of Personnel Management because of unanswered questions about how Congress is covered by the Affordable Care Act.

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Top naval commanders asks Carter to include SCADA on cyber scorecard

The request from two Navy admirals comes as the Defense Department seeks to improve its metrics for holding leaders accountable for IT security failings.

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Can the FDA secure medical devices?

Regulators and industry face the daunting challenge of keeping medical devices online while protecting against cyberthreats.

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USAJobs update offers tracking to job applicants

OPM released improvements to the federal government's job portal that are aimed at making the application process easier.

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FedRAMP wants to overhaul cloud authorizations

FedRAMP's high baseline standards are on the back burner as the program focuses on slashing the amount of time it takes to complete authorizations.

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Appropriators appear to back more cyber spending

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson sought to convince lawmakers about the need for more investment in cybersecurity.

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DOD official: Focus on tech transition, not gross spend

The Pentagon should focus on fielding emerging technologies more quickly, Stephen Welby, a top defense acquisition official, told a House Armed Services subcommittee.

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OMB chief tries to sell appropriators on IT upgrades

OMB Director Shaun Donovan urged Congress to fund administration plans for modernizing federal IT and improving cybersecurity.

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Immigration agency widens tech exec search

The agency responsible for processing green cards, citizenship applications and a host of other immigration paperwork is looking for candidates with technical and DevOps experience to fill two deputy CIO slots.

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