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Michael Rogers

Rogers makes his case for a CyberCom budget boost

U.S. Cyber Command wants about $500 million for fiscal 2017, a steady increase that appropriators appeared willing to support.

Jeh Johnson

Oversight Committee investigates DHS senior staff for improper email practices

A House panel is probing 29 DHS senior officials, including Secretary Jeh Johnson, for allegedly violating a department-wide ban on personal email access at work.

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FOIA bill includes governmentwide online portal

Under the Senate-passed FOIA Improvement Act of 2015, OMB would take the lead in creating a one-stop online portal for FOIA requests across the federal government.

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DHS edging off GAO's high risk list

DHS has made significant progress towards solving the management issues that have kept it on the GAO's high risk list for years, but lawmakers look to ensure that progress continues.

Beth Cobert, OPM, official

OPM to run old and new systems side-by-side

The personnel agency asked lawmakers to approve funding for cybersecurity work and an IT modernization process that will take years.

Mac Thornberry

Thornberry wants another take on Pentagon acquisition reform

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has introduced an acquisition reform bill that focuses on protecting companies’ intellectual property rights when they work with the Defense Department.

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House passes bill to trim energy use at federal data centers

The Energy Efficient Government Technology Act would re-baseline data center efficiency standards and require OMB to coordinate with agencies on energy saving technology.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)

Senator wants VA to stop using SSNs

After a data leak involving Veteran information, a Wisconsin senator wants the agency to stop using Social Security numbers as identifiers.

Richard Burr official photo, 114th Congress

Senate encryption bill expected next week

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is hopeful that his bi-partisan three-page encryption bill text will be released next week.

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Spectrum bill passes Senate panel

A bill backed by Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) looks to free up more government spectrum for mobile broadband.

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McCaul floats encryption commission to Silicon Valley

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, took a humble tack at RSA, saying that, "most members [of Congress] don’t understand what encryption is."

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The 'Fix FedRAMP' crowd agitates for change

An industry advocacy group released a six-point plan asking for improvements to help promote speed and transparency in the government process for vetting cloud service providers.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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