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McCaul adviser sees digital security commission launching soon

Legislation to establish a commission on encryption and other security issues "is going to happen," said Col. Andrea Thompson, a national security adviser to the House Homeland Security Committee.

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Capitol Hill privacy advocates launch effort to repeal CISA

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are introducing legislation to repeal the Cyber Information Sharing Act of 2015, which hitched a ride on the omnibus bill at the end of 2015.

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U.S. must keep pace with China in cyberspace

Despite the talent at NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, there is a mismatch between Chinese and U.S. investments in cyberspace, said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry.

Wassenaar Arrangement could get a redo over cyber

Lawmakers heard from skeptical industry experts on the export control policy and process of implementing the 2013 amendments to the Wassenaar Arrangement.

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McCain slams White House’s cyber deterrence plan

The Obama administration's long-anticipated cyber deterrence plan doesn't feature enough offense for Sen. John McCain.

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Indie CIOs fall under FITARA's scope

A spending bill provision expands CIO budget authority to independent agencies, but whether or how agencies will actually change their operations is an open question.

State of the Union is light on cyber, but touches on online terror

President Obama's final State of the Union address was light on tech, and was his first in many years not to directly address cybersecurity.

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Hill watchdogs warn on shortcomings in VA's claims system

The Veterans Benefits Management System has improved responses to compensation claims, but government watchdogs are questioning the VA's claims of improvement, as well as overall agency management.

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GOP report slams the whole government on FOIA

A new report highlights how onerous the process of obtaining government documents has become, despite the advent of electronic records.

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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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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.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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