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  • Congress
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    Coming in 2016: Cloud legislation

    The New Year will bring a bill designed to streamline the way agencies fund, acquire and approve the move to cloud computing. 12/22/2015

  • Budget
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    Congress passes $1.1T spending bill

    Congress passed the omnibus appropriations bill on Dec. 18, funding the federal government through fiscal year 2016 and averting a possible shutdown. 12/18/2015

  • Cybersecurity
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    White House sends cyber deterrence policy to Congress

    Lawmakers have long asked for such a policy, but the debate is likely only getting started now that they have one. 12/17/2015

  • Records Management
    Ashton Carter

    Defense chief used personal email for official business

    The revelation raises questions about the security of information handled by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and revives concerns about email security practices in the Obama administration. 12/17/2015

  • Cybersecurity

    Info-sharing bill's advance is a landmark for DHS

    The inclusion of cybersecurity information-sharing legislation in an omnibus package is a milestone in the Department of Homeland Security's evolving collaboration with the private sector on cyber. 12/16/2015

  • Appropriations
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    Congress grants the National Labs a FITARA exemption in omnibus

    The $1.1 trillion spending bill includes a FITARA carve-out for the National Labs, some key appropriations for IT improvements and cybersecurity, and lumps of coal for a few problematic programs. 12/16/2015

  • Management
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    Embracing failing grades and moving forward

    After an abysmal performance on the FITARA scorecard, some CIOs are owning their terrible grades and focusing on how to make improvements. 12/16/2015

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    The big freeze at DOT

    Department of Transportation CIO Richard McKinney is using his FITARA hammer to halt purchasing until he gets spending plans that show him what the heck is going on. 12/16/2015

  • Encryption
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    BlackBerry boss strikes conciliatory tone on encryption

    Like his Apple counterpart, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is opposed to weakening encryption but says the debate between law enforcement and tech firms has gotten too acrimonious. 12/16/2015

  • Congress
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    Cyber to hitch a ride on must-pass spending bill

    Landmark cybersecurity legislation was included in the omnibus spending bill to fund the government through fiscal year 2016, but some privacy advocates are still determined to oppose the measure. 12/15/2015

  • Congress
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    McCain wants to scrutinize social media of U.S. visitors

    Sen. John McCain introduced a bill Dec. 15 that would require the Department of Homeland Security to scour the social media presence of foreign travelers to the United States. 12/15/2015

  • Defense

    Air Force closes in on new directive for IT governance

    Lisa Disbrow, President Obama's choice for the post of Undersecretary of the Air Force, updated a Senate panel on the Air Force's IT plans at her nomination hearing. 12/15/2015

  • Cybersecurity
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    Privacy groups discuss encryption with White House

    Obama administration officials met with multiple civil liberties groups about a petition urging the president to support strong encryption. 12/14/2015

  • Congress
    Will Hurd

    Hurd urges changes to Visa Waiver Program

    Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), one of leading tech experts on Capitol Hill, is looking to pressure European allies to disclose more data to the Visa Waiver Program. 12/14/2015

  • Congress
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    House passes five-day CR

    The House passed a continuing resolution on Dec. 11, which would keep the government funded through Dec. 16. 12/11/2015

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