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HHS seeks innovative tech for disease surveillance, new bill targets tax delinquent feds and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cyber complacency, the Pentagon-COTS conundrum, an SES survey and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Federal spectrum reallocation included in budget deal

A proposed two-year budget plan would use projected funds from federal spectrum auctions as a way to offset long-term spending.

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Nontechnical problems doomed joint VA/DOD health record, top official says

Chris Miller, the Pentagon's point man on electronic health records, offers some real talk on why interoperability between DOD and Veterans Affairs is proving so difficult.

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Agricultural data is a new cash crop, but who reaps the harvest?

Farmers and businesses need to hash out property rights and privacy issues as big data pervades American agriculture -- especially if they want to avoid regulation by Congress.

Barbara Milkulski

$37 million in emergency OPM funding left out of CISA

The Senate's information-sharing cybersecurity bill cleared a procedural hurdle Oct. 22, but conspicuously absent from the bill was an amendment for $37 million in funding for the Office of Personnel Management's IT modernization efforts.

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Could proposed legislation make cars MORE susceptible to hackers?

A bill intended to protect vehicles against cyberattacks could have the exact opposite effect, FTC and NHTSA officials warn legislators.

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Senate tees up vote on cyber bill

The Senate moved closer to passing an controversial information-sharing cybersecurity bill with an Oct. 22 procedural vote.

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Obama vetos NDAA, new governance for shared services and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

It's time for legislators to work together for cybersecurity

The chairman and ranking member of the IT Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee urge colleagues to pass information sharing legislation that preserves privacy, and to push government to abandon obsolete, risky technology.

Jeh Johnson

DHS chief defends China cyber accord

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told lawmakers it was too soon to tell whether a recent cyber accord with Beijing was altering Chinese behavior in cyberspace.

Kathy Conrad of GSA

Conrad joins Accenture, feds fine-tune stingray policies and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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