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Senators Angus King (Maine) and Mark Warner (Virginia)

Senators: End sequester to pay for cybersecurity

OPM's fiscal 2016 request of $272 million includes $21 million for finishing network upgrades begun in fiscal 2014.

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Counting cloud contracts, defense approps, net governance and info sharing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Richard Spires

Spires: Some agencies will struggle with FITARA implementation

The former DHS CIO will tell Congress how experienced government and industry IT hands can support the new acquisition legislation.

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Should the National Labs be exempt from FITARA?

Senate bill carves out exemption for supercomputing and other lab IT; an earlier version of the measure would have exempted the entire Department of Energy.

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CJS funding bill would limit high-tech surveillance

Several provisions in the Commerce-Justice-Science bill would bar the use of funds for various surveillance activities.

Danielle Brian of Project on Government Oversight (POGO)

'More lapdog than watchdog'

A glut of acting inspectors general is a threat to effective agency oversight, watchdog groups told senators in a hearing that focused on speeding up the confirmation process.

Will Hurd

Encryption warning, email assurance, a health IT SIN and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IT lobby optimistic about defense bill

Some acquisition provisions in the defense authorization measure have pleased the IT Industry Council’s public sector arm.

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House panel moves drone, FOIA, IT dupe bills

One of the measures would require DHS to assess and report on duplication of information technology.

MyUSA again, Deltek's GovCon study and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Kathy Conrad, Martha Dorris, and Darlene Meskell of GSA.

GSA's Dorris honored, Ambrose moves to VA and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Making the business case for DHS S&T

Industry leaders like what they have seen so far of the Science and Technology Directorate's efforts at collaboration, but they are not yet fully convinced.

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