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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.

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.

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Obama vetos NDAA, new governance for shared services and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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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Better Census testing, CDM training and car-data privacy concerns

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What Congress can do to maintain trans-Atlantic data flow

Lawmakers may need to pursue comprehensive surveillance reform to keep the EU participating in the data flow pacts that have become crucial to the economy.

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NASA's daily dose of Earth, sorta-secret GAO reports and an IG's public plea

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Alison Hickey.

VA's Hickey resigns, OMB seeks cyber specialist and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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