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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.

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.

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Privacy groups discuss encryption with White House

Obama administration officials met with multiple civil liberties groups about a petition urging the president to support strong encryption.

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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.

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Are agencies listening to their watchdogs?

Lawmakers quiz oversight officials about why agencies aren't taking their advice.

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Launch delay won't open weather data gap, NOAA says

NOAA bumped the launch of a key weather data collection satellite to October 2016, but the agency doesn't anticipate a gap in weather forecast data because of the change.

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Cyber bill vote in sight

Members of the House and Senate intelligence committees are in talks to iron out the final details of the cybersecurity bill.

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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Comey: 'Going dark' is business, not technical, challenge

The FBI director sounded upbeat about the possibility of convincing tech firms to give law enforcement access to encrypted customer communications with a warrant.

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