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Air Force closes in on new directive for IT governance

Lisa Disbrow, President Obama's choice for the post of Undersecretary of the Air Force, updated a Senate panel on the Air Force's IT plans at her nomination hearing.

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FAA releases drone registration rules

Private owners of small unmanned aircraft must register their names, physical and email addresses via an online database under new rules issued by the FAA.

Will Hurd

Hurd urges changes to Visa Waiver Program

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), one of leading tech experts on Capitol Hill, is looking to pressure European allies to disclose more data to the Visa Waiver Program.

Jason Chaffetz

Chaffetz renews call for OPM CIO's resignation

The chairman of the House oversight committee is once again calling for OPM CIO Donna Seymour's resignation after an IG report said the agency violated federal acquisition policies in awarding a credit-monitoring contract.

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House passes five-day CR

The House passed a continuing resolution on Dec. 11, which would keep the government funded through Dec. 16.

James Clapper

Clapper memo outlines ICITE architecture

A document release reveals more details on the cloud-based Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise.

FirstNet, DHS P25 comms efforts move ahead

Two efforts, ultimately aimed at providing interoperable radio communications for first responders across the nation, advanced on Dec. 9.

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White House reacts to pro-encryption petition

As "going dark" becomes a hot button issue in Washington, privacy activists are urging the White House to hold to its stance on commercial encryption.

Cyber legislation could hitch a ride on funding bill

Lawmakers hammering out the details on House and Senate cybersecurity legislation have not ruled out the possibility that the measure could make its way into a larger funding bill.

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Connolly, Meadows: We're on your side with FITARA

Legislators urge agency leaders to weigh in on the best ways to implement (and grade) IT reform efforts.

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Senators seek answers about data gaps in visa waiver program

A Senate panel quizzed policymakers and experts about potential remedies for problems with the 30-year-old visa waiver program.

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18F, Digital Service are here to stay, CIO says

The new in-house IT consultancies at GSA and OMB will likely outlast the Obama administration, according to federal CIO Tony Scott.

FCW in Print

Check out the digital edition of FCW magazine -- the federal IT community's premier publication.

In this issue: Tony Scott's busy year ahead, Rising Star profiles and more.

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