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DDOS attacks raise questions from lawmakers

Lawmakers want answers from government officials and the private sector on how a distributed denial-of-service attack crippled leading websites last week.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)

Senator: Industry needs to educate Congress on cyber

Sen. Mark Warner, one of the most tech-savvy members of Congress, said industry should help him and his colleagues better understand technology so they can design smarter cyber policy.

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There’s still hope for IT modernization funding

There is more than one way to pay for modernization efforts at federal agencies.

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Connolly: cybersecurity at stake in election

One of the champions of IT reform in Congress said that the November election could significantly shuffle membership on committees with responsibility for cybersecurity.

Jason Chaffetz

Watchdog rips IT management at Secret Service

A follow-up report on the leak of Rep. Jason Chaffetz's old job application data at the Secret Service finds nagging holes in the agency's management of personal data and IT.

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Legacy fund already having impact

U.S. CIO Tony Scott said a proposed IT modernization fund, still before Congress, is changing the way agencies think about upgrading legacy technology.

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House panel checks in on Census IT testing

Key lawmakers want to make sure the Census Bureau is leaving enough time to acquire and test critical IT systems to support the 2020 population count.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah.)

Sen. Hatch dives into the FAR

A key Senate committee wants to hear from vendors about how well agencies are following IT procurement rules.

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Should feds take jail threats seriously?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned rank-and-file feds at NTIA of potential adverse legal consequences of participating in a government activity that he said is expressly banned by statute.

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How IT legislation can supercharge shared services

The IT modernization bill that passed the House could be fuel for shared services to get fully airborne in the next four years, according to OMB.

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More states tap DHS for help with voting security

DHS fields almost two dozen requests from states for cybersecurity services to help protect voter systems, as Capitol Hill leaders from both parties oppose critical infrastructure designation.

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'Burrowing in' oversight needs improvement

Agencies say OPM's policy requiring agencies to seek approval to move political appointees to career posts is confusing, and OPM does not identify all cases.

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