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Name change, new org chart feature in NPPD reorg

A key DHS component plans to combine protection of cyber and physical infrastructure.

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NDAA would change cyber acquisition, Gross tapped for CIO post at FDIC and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Can feds share America's 'invisible infrastructure'?

Lawmakers are mulling bills that would encourage agencies to hand spectrum over to the data-hungry private sector.

Suzanne Spaulding,  Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security.

Congress vets DHS cyber reorg plans

Lawmakers on Oct. 7 scrutinized the Department of Homeland Security’s inchoate plan to reorganize its cyber bureau, an exercise they said was overdue.

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Fraud-fighting analytics, email security and border IT

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Senators look to promote health data sharing with new bill

A new bill takes aim at interoperability, usability and security for electronic health records.

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New bill looks to NIST, FTC for cyber hygiene

A senior House Democrat proposes that federal agencies offer cyber best practices for use by government, private firms, and individuals.

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Senate EHR legislation looms

A Senate panel sized up the state of electronic health records with an eye on rules that would shape digitized records nationwide.

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Congress avoids a government shutdown ... for now

House and Senate both approve a measure to maintain funding at fiscal 2015 levels through Dec. 11.

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Time for U.S. to gut 'malware kingpins'

Experts say the military needs to think in revolutionary terms about cyber warfare and adopt preemptive tactics -- but not act unilaterally.

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Senate panel skeptical about U.S.-China cyber accord

Intel and defense chiefs defend the administration's cyber deal with China, but key lawmakers are skeptical.

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Shutdown guide, CTO study, US/UK cyber ties and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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