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Lawmakers Working to Amend Cyber Intel Sharing Act

Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) have submitted proposals to amend a bill addressing the sharing of cyber intelligence, Fierce Government IT reports. The House Intelligence Committee approved the original draft on Dec. 1. Key amendments include restrictions on the government’s capacity to apply cybersecurity intelligence for other …

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Report: Pentagon Updating Network Access Cards

The Defense Department is updating its system that gives employees access to the Pentagon’s networks, Military Times reported. The Pentagon expects to complete its common access cards system by Oct.1 and employees are expected to upgrade their cards by that time. The new CAC system is intended to be more …

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Report: 85% of Agencies Have Active Teleworkers

Nearly 85% of all agencies have teleworkers and the overall federal workforce has 21% who telework, according to a recent report from the Telework Exchange. The organization surveyed federal agencies for their readiness to implement information technology that enables telework and increased use of mobile devices. According to the survey, …

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VA Plans to Stop In-Home Telehealth Copays

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to eliminate copays for in-home telehealth services starting on May 7, Mobi Health News reports. In a Federal Register notice, the VA said it will stop the copays unless it receives compelling negative complaints. The VA said it hopes the mandate will increase access …

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Howard Schmidt: Energy Companies Need Continuous Monitoring Practices

Utility companies managing the nation’s critical infrastructure should regularly check for security gaps within their delivery systems, according to the White House’s cybersecurity head. White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt told attendees of the McAfee public sector conference Wednesday that energy sector must perform active risk management, continuous monitoring and …

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VA CTO Peter Levin Details New White House Tech Council

The White House is set to launch a new federal technology council tasked with sharing insight into how to solve government-wide problems, Nextgov reports. Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Technology Officer Peter Levin told attendees of an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association meeting Tuesday that the currently nameless council will function …

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