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House panel to move on IT, workforce measures

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform plans to mark up new legislation on IT security, personnel and contracting.

Funding still an issue when it comes to cybersecurity

Industry experts push for more funding for federal cybersecurity and urge agencies to follow the private sector's lead in this area.

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DHS has more to do after cyber sprint, says watchdog

Despite strong remediation efforts, security risks remain in DHS information systems, according to a new report from the agency's inspector general.

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Census Bureau misses self-imposed deadline as it implements security fixes

Years-old GAO actions remain unclosed, as the Census Bureau girds itself for 2020.

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TSA shows progress on acquisitions

Lawmakers see signs of maturity in the Transportation Security Administration's acquisition process, but challenges remain.

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FTC: Existing consumer laws govern big data

In a long-promised report, the Federal Trade Commission indicates that it will use its existing regulatory playbook to target firms that use big data to discriminate against consumers.

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Chaffetz worries about reliance on legacy IT

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has particular concerns about the management of IT at the Department of Homeland Security.

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SBA slow to improve IT security, watchdog says

Lawmakers are seeking an overhaul of IT security management at the Small Business Administration, in the wake of a critical Government Accountability Office report.

Should Congress budget on a two-year cycle?

A biennial budget bill is being pushed in Congress, but many lawmakers and industry experts are skeptical of a two-year cycle for appropriations.

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NASA's aging tech worries Capitol Hill watchdogs

Key lawmakers are seeking information from the space agency about its use of legacy IT with the goal of improving and modernizing its systems.

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Pentagon CIO issues IT services directive

The directive is the latest move in an ongoing effort by CIO Terry Halvorsen to standardize how all defense agencies measure their IT performance.

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Is there a federal CIO playbook for a militia takeover?

The armed invasion of a remote Fish and Wildlife Service building in eastern Oregon's high desert may not be a disaster for the agency's IT operations, but it could point to a gap in IT contingency planning, CIOs say.

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