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GSA Launches Govt-Wide Contract Data Dashboard; Mary Davie Comments

A new dashboard is live for agencies and businesses to track the federal government’s information technology spending on governmentwide acquisition contracts, the General Services Administration announced Wednesday. The GWAC Dashboard contains non-classified data on IT spending via those contract vehicles between 2004 and the present. In launching the dashboard, GSA …

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Report: Agencies Looking at Draft WH Cyber Order

The White House is seeking approval from agencies for a draft executive order on responsibilities for cybersecurity management and enforcement, AOL Government reports. According to Colin Clark and Henry Kenyon, the executive order is intended to mirror the goals of the Lieberman-Collins bill, which the Senate rejected. AOL Defense obtained …

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Harry Reid: Cyber Bill Dead For Current Congress

The Senate failed again to move the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 forward Wednesday, National Journal reports. Josh Smith writes the vote fell nine votes short of the 60 required to invoke cloture. In an August vote, the Senate voted down the bill 52-46. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) said …

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Report: Obama Signs New Cyber Policy Directive

A new directive from President Barack Obama guides the operations of federal agencies against cyber threats and gives the military power to be more aggressive against those threats, the Washington Post reports. Ellen Nakashima writes Presidential Policy Directive 20 was signed in mid-October and aims to help define what constitutes …

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Keith Alexander: Update Cyber Laws to Improve US Posture

The director of the National Security Agency said Wednesday the U.S. has the technical capability to defend against cyber attacks but needs updated cyber laws to improve its cyber posture, Federal News Radio reports. Army Gen. Keith Alexander said he views inadequate cyber education about network operations and scope of threats as the biggest problem …

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