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Weak controls leave taxpayer data vulnerable

From patching to passwords, the Government Accountability Office is troubled by persistent shortcomings with the data security posture at IRS.

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Mixed prospects for encryption bills on Capitol Hill

A senior Senate staffer says that Congress is unlikely to move on significant legislation to mandate law enforcement access to encrypted communications.

Presidential cybersecurity commission gets a director

A private-sector security evangelist will be writing the cyber report President Barack Obama requested by the end of the year.

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F-35 software fixes on the way, program officer tells Congress

A senior defense official told lawmakers that a fix for a software glitch with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet will be tested next week, but delays arising from problems are inevitable.

Karen DeSalvo

Do health IT and privacy rules need a refresh?

There are gaps in laws covering health data privacy, accessibility and security, but some lawmakers worry new regulations will create even greater problems.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen not satisfied with data center savings

DOD is "taking steps to aggressively drive more savings" than the projected $1.8 billion through fiscal 2018, DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen told lawmakers March 22.

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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."

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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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