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Lawmakers launch encryption working group

House members are forming a bipartisan working group to focus on legislative issues around encryption.

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House appropriators look for clarity on VistA modernization

Lawmakers are seeking more information from the Department of Veterans Affairs on the future of its electronic health record system.

LaVerne H. Council, Asst. Secretary for Information and Technology, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

VA CIO 'excited' about FITARA implementation progress

LaVerne Council tells legislators the Department of Veterans Affairs could become "the premier governmental agency of FITARA."

Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Photo credit: Sean Lyngaas, FCW

Carter touts cyber capabilities at budget hearing

At a March 17 Senate Armed Services Committee budget hearing, legislators wanted to know if investments in IT innovation are enough to face potential threats from Russia and China.

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U.S. preps to shift critical Internet control

After years of negotiations, a move to cede U.S. control of a critical piece of global Internet infrastructure is almost ready to go.

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Watchdogs glean IT lessons from HealthCare.Gov failures

Representatives from GAO and HHS' Office of the Inspector General examine the failures, successes and takeaways from the first five years of Affordable Care Act implementation and technology.

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House panel presses VA CIO about info security

LaVerne Council, the top tech official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, updated lawmakers on cyber challenges facing the agency.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

$3B IT modernization fund left out of House Budget Resolution

An Obama administration plan to launch a revolving fund for IT modernization didn't make the cut in the final version of the House Budget Committee's spending resolution.

Michael Rogers

Rogers makes his case for a CyberCom budget boost

U.S. Cyber Command wants about $500 million for fiscal 2017, a steady increase that appropriators appeared willing to support.

Jeh Johnson

Oversight Committee investigates DHS senior staff for improper email practices

A House panel is probing 29 DHS senior officials, including Secretary Jeh Johnson, for allegedly violating a department-wide ban on personal email access at work.

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FOIA bill includes governmentwide online portal

Under the Senate-passed FOIA Improvement Act of 2015, OMB would take the lead in creating a one-stop online portal for FOIA requests across the federal government.

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DHS edging off GAO's high risk list

DHS has made significant progress towards solving the management issues that have kept it on the GAO's high risk list for years, but lawmakers look to ensure that progress continues.

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