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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

Senators Want More Detail on IT Plans Behind New Background Check Agency

Senators fear OPM “is moving forward without firm plans in place."

Hubble Takes a New High-Resolution Portrait of Mars

The photo captures details of the surface between 20 and 30 miles across.

House Oversight Committee member Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.

Congress Flexes Muscle on FITARA

"We are going to stick with this,” said Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., who promised a bipartisan effort to ensure FITARA is carried out successfully.

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas

Lawmaker: Agencies Don’t Need Billions in New Funding to Upgrade Legacy IT

Agencies should repurpose savings from data center consolidation, says Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s IT operations subcommittee.

Most Cyber Execs Don’t Think OPM Hack Changed Much

More than half of respondents said they weren’t sure overall information security is better off, despite a big push on information security by the Obama administration in response to the hack.

The D.C. skyline is shown in front of the photovoltaic array on top of the Forrestal Building, headquarters of the Energy Department.

The Department of Energy Launched a Surprisingly Great Podcast

Direct Current has all the quirks of public radio, and a lot of useful information about clean energy policies.

Federal Board Has a Plan to Secure Health, Retirement Plans from Cyberthreats

An upcoming study will focus on “outlining the scalable elements of cyber-risk management strategies for benefit plans.”

You’ll Soon Be Able To Text Photos to Police. But Will You Crash Their Networks?

A DHS official says there are new challenges associated with higher-tech emergency communication.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and three colleagues wrote a letter to the OMB director.

Senators to OMB: Get Cracking on Effort to Standardize Spending Data

Behind-schedule pilot to ease DATA Act reporting burden on contractors may not follow the law.