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Senate stalls on cybersecurity bill

Wrangling over amendments delays floor action on Senate cyber bill until September.

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Are we seriously talking about shutdowns again?

September 30 is much closer than it seems, and even a continuing resolution could run into snags.

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As Senate moves on cyber, DHS cautions on privacy

Senate legislation could put DHS in the position of contributing to the "compromise of personally identifiable information,” says Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

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China hacking map, getting behind Einstein and Alabama cyber

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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PSC takes on OPM, FBI lags on info sharing, Joint Chiefs' email crashes and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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CRS scrutinizes the OPM breach

A new report serves as a useful backgrounder for anyone looking for a quick yet detailed review of the circumstances surrounding the breach.

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Rules for the IoT: 'Only what's necessary and no more'

Industry advocates urge Congress to establish national standards for the Internet of Things, but not to use a heavy hand while doing so.

Einstein approved, GSA nominees move forward and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Backfitting the Safety Act

Lawmakers and experts debate ways to provide liability protections for cyberattacks.

Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wisonsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware).

Johnson, Carper move to authorize DHS Einstein program

The measure will be considered next week by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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Senator fights electrical apocalypse

Sen. Ron Johnson plans to funnel $100 million toward quick hardening of the U.S. power grid. But with so much at stake, he contends, much more should be done.

Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia).

Collins, Warner look to give DHS more power to police federal networks

In the wake of the OPM hack, a bipartisan group of senators wants Homeland Security to take the lead on protecting the dot-gov domain.

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