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Senators look for answers on FOIA reform, Clinton emails

Legislation can accomplish only so much when up against "an instinct of secrecy," says Sen. Chuck Grassley.

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NIST director, Army training and connecting the grid

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Council makes her case to take over tech at VA

LaVerne H. Council outlined her leadership style and plans to manage the VA's $4.2 billion in annual tech spending.

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Thune seeks answers on White House cyber breach

The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee wants to know if any personal or policy information was stolen.

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NASA plays show-and-tell on the Hill

America's space agency took to Capitol Hill to show lawmakers the tech advances taxpayers' dollars are buying -- and how they could help humans reach Mars.

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DOD tech deficits, NASA grants, a FirstNet industry day and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Lawmakers skeptical about encryption override

Law enforcement agencies want Congress to require firms offering secure communications apps and devices to provide a means to access encrypted data.

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Hurd: Cyber bills are in good shape

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform IT Subcommittee says some basic questions still need to be answered on information sharing.

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House passes second cyber measure

Information sharing bills from the Homeland Security and Intelligence committees have won House passage this week.

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One down, one to go on info sharing legislation

The House passed the Intelligence Committee's version of an information sharing bill, and has the Homeland Security measure on deck.

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'The most unpopular person in the Pentagon'

DCMO nominee Peter Levine makes his case to be the one to go into "other people's rice bowls and tell them they're not doing it right."

NIH's big IT contract, FEMA's weather alert app, hacker-on-hacker attacks and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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