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Cyber Research Development Bill Passed; Dan Lipinski Comments

Along with bills to promote cyber information sharing and continuous monitoring, the House cleared another cyber bill Friday to increase education, research and development, National Journal reports. The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act would authorize research, education and development of standards at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National …

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House Passes FISMA Update Bill

The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Thursday, creating a voluntary system for private organizations to provide national security agencies with cyber threat information. In addition to CISPA, the House also reached an accord to pass a bill updating the Federal Information Management Security Act of 2002, GovInfo Security …

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House OKs Private-Public Net Info Sharing Bill

The House passed a bill Thursday that would create a system where private organizations can choose to provide national security agencies with cyber threat information in return for liability protection. Although the measure passed through the House with a 248-168 vote, the White House has already threatened to veto the …

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GAO: Federal Cyberspace Incidents Up 680% Over 5 Years

In just five years, the number of cyber attacks launched against the federal government has increased 680 percent between 2006 and 2011, a Government Accountability Office official told House lawmakers on Tuesday. Agencies have been subject to data loss, computer and privacy breaches as a result of malicious code, denial …

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Report: House Wants Air Force Bombers To Go Nuclear Earlier

While the Air Force had been planning on phasing in nuclear capabilities, a drafted bill from the House of Armed Services Committee would require the Defense Department to include those components much earlier, NextGov reports. The House subcommittee on seapower and projection forces proposed language for the fiscal 2013 defense …

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Auditors: FAA Needs Master Plan to Get Projects On Schedule

The Federal Aviation Administration’s efforts to upgrade its air traffic control system to feature satellite-based communication capabilities is over schedule, according to a Transportation Department Inspector General audit. FAA’s NextGen program, which will include GPS tracking in air traffic control, is dependent on other programs and has caused ripple effects …

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So Del Brocket: NIST Aiming For More Customer-Centric IT

The government standards body is using a two-pronged approach to make its internal technology components more customer-centric, Federal News Radio reports. National Institute of Standards and Technology Chief Information Office So Del Brocket said his agency’s approach toward better information technology use includes new standards and pilot programs to promote …

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House Bill Would Up Navy Submarine, Destroyer Fleet Purchases

The House Armed Services Committee will authorize the Navy to buy 10 new submarines and 10 destroyers over five years, AOL Defense reports. While the Navy will have the ability to purchase additional vessels from what was requested in the White House’s proposed budget, the change is not mandatory. Previously, …

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Roger Baker: NARA to Aid VA With Disability Claims Backlog

The Department of Veterans Affairs will tap the National Archives and Records Administration to help the VA in its migration from a paper to paperless claims process, NextGov reports. VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker announced Thursday that the agencies signed an agreement for NARA to help VA scan its …

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