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Sens. Orrin Hatch, Tom Carper Intro Bill to Require IG Reports on Federal Computer Network Security

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) have proposed a bill that mandates regular reports on security of federal government computer networks in an effort to prevent data breaches among government agencies. The Federal Computer Security Act of 2015 will require inspectors general of federal agencies to submit reports to the Government Accountability …

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Marilyn Tavenner Confirmed as Permanent CMS Head

The Senate confirmed Marilyn Tavenner in a 91-7 vote Wednesday as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, a role she has held on an acting basis since 2010, Reuters reports. David Morgan writes CMS has not had a full-time chief since 2006, when Dr. Mark McClellan left the agency …

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Senators Propose Fed Pay Freeze Extension, Workforce Cut

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) proposed legislation Tuesday to extend the current two-year pay freeze to three more years and restrict bonuses during that period. Government Executive reports the legislation also calls for a 15 percent cut to the size of both federal employee and contractor workforces. …

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NSA Breaks Ground on $1.2B Cybersecurity ‘Spy Center’

The Intelligence Community’s efforts to strengthen cybersecurity got a billion-dollar upgrade last week. The National Security Agency, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, broke ground last Thursday on a plot in Utah that eventually will become a one million square-foot, $1.2 billion state-of-the-art data center on the grounds …

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