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NASA's aging tech worries Capitol Hill watchdogs

Key lawmakers are seeking information from the space agency about its use of legacy IT with the goal of improving and modernizing its systems.

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FITARA set to pick up speed in 2016

Federal CIOs face more deadlines, but are taking new powers to heart.

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Coming in 2016: Cloud legislation

The New Year will bring a bill designed to streamline the way agencies fund, acquire and approve the move to cloud computing.

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Congress passes $1.1T spending bill

Congress passed the omnibus appropriations bill on Dec. 18, funding the federal government through fiscal year 2016 and averting a possible shutdown.

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White House sends cyber deterrence policy to Congress

Lawmakers have long asked for such a policy, but the debate is likely only getting started now that they have one.

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Defense chief used personal email for official business

The revelation raises questions about the security of information handled by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and revives concerns about email security practices in the Obama administration.

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Congress grants the National Labs a FITARA exemption in omnibus

The $1.1 trillion spending bill includes a FITARA carve-out for the National Labs, some key appropriations for IT improvements and cybersecurity, and lumps of coal for a few problematic programs.

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Embracing failing grades and moving forward

After an abysmal performance on the FITARA scorecard, some CIOs are owning their terrible grades and focusing on how to make improvements.

Info-sharing bill's advance is a landmark for DHS

The inclusion of cybersecurity information-sharing legislation in an omnibus package is a milestone in the Department of Homeland Security's evolving collaboration with the private sector on cyber.

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The big freeze at DOT

Department of Transportation CIO Richard McKinney is using his FITARA hammer to halt purchasing until he gets spending plans that show him what the heck is going on.

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BlackBerry boss strikes conciliatory tone on encryption

Like his Apple counterpart, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is opposed to weakening encryption but says the debate between law enforcement and tech firms has gotten too acrimonious.

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Cyber to hitch a ride on must-pass spending bill

Landmark cybersecurity legislation was included in the omnibus spending bill to fund the government through fiscal year 2016, but some privacy advocates are still determined to oppose the measure.

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