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House OKs 2 Bipartisan Bills to Encourage Space Tech Development; Rep. Lamar Smith Comments

House lawmakers have passed a pair of bipartisan bills that aim to sustain the country’s  space technology development and exploration efforts. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology said Wednesday the American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry Act would designate Marshall Space Flight Center as NASA‘s primary hub to develop …

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CBO: Small Biz Cybersecurity Bill Would Cost $6M Through 2022

A Congressional Budget Office report says a proposed House bill that would provide small businesses access to cybersecurity resources from the National Institutes of Standards and Technology would cost $6 million over five years. The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017 would require the agency to help companies address cyber threats through the voluntary use of tools, methodologies and guidelines, CBO said …

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Report: FBI Investigates China-Linked Cyber Breach at FDIC

The FBI has begun to investigate a security breach at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. that started in 2010 and included the computer of then-FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair, Reuters reported Friday. Individuals familiar with the matter told Reuters that senior officials at FDIC believe the breach, which is being investigated …

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GAO: NASA, TSA Use ‘Other Transaction’ Agreements Outside RD&D, Prototypes

The Government Accountability Office reports that a majority of the 11 federal agencies authorized to use what GAO called “other transaction” agreements for contracting or financial assistance programs employed them sparingly from fiscal year 2010 to 2014. GAO said in a report submitted Thursday to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) — ranking member …

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GAO Singles Out PIV, CDM, Einstein as Key for Agency Cyber Challenges

A Government Accountability Office leader has identified the current cyber challenges facing federal agencies and the governmentwide initiatives that can help them strengthen cybersecurity amid evolving threats in testimony before lawmakers. Gregory Wilshusen, director of information security issues at GAO, said in a written statement to House lawmakers Wednesday that challenges include program design …

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