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Heather Greenfield

Oversight

Technology associations move to merge operations

Information Technology Association of America and Government Electronics and Information Technology Association approved the merger last week.

Defense

National labs need vision and money, official says

Los Alamos chief says scientists have a role to play in combating cyber terrorism.

Defense

Government urged to standardize data encryption standards

GAO repeatedly has criticized federal entities for not following their own rules that require sensitive data to be encrypted.

Oversight

New rules curb but don't end R&D earmarks

Numbers show $939 million in research and development earmarks in the fiscal 2008 omnibus budget bill, which did not include defense spending.

Defense

High-tech visa debate comes to Congress via 'blue cards'

Lobbying group has been distributing the cards to lawmakers to highlight differences between U.S., European immigration policies.

Tech

DHS driver’s license rules may come sooner than required

OMB may finish its review in less than 90 days after receiving 21,000 comments from states on REAL ID implementation.

Oversight

Public, private sectors differ on 'green' efforts

Online survey finds that government managers have more knowledge of energy-efficient data centers.

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IT security officials share concerns

The increasing need to share information electronically is among the trends creating vulnerabilities, officials say.

Oversight

White House official explains climate change edits

Explanation comes before deadline to deliver the original testimony to the House Science Committee, which is investigating examples of scientists being censored.

Defense

Survey finds gap between perceived and actual IT security

DHS cyber security "czar" says each person must take "reasonable precautions" to protect their corner of cyberspace.

Defense

MoveOn raises money for ads as furor continues

New ad targets Republicans who voted against legislation to give troops more time at home after deployments to Iraq.

Tech

OMB technology official defends new security requirements

E-government chief denies that the new requirements are geared toward cutting anyone out of any business or requiring all agencies to convert to Microsoft operating systems.

Tech

Quiet end to technology agency lamented

Since the 1980s, the Technology Administration has served as one-stop shopping for tech companies dealing with federal agencies on competitiveness issues.

Oversight

Bush signs lobbying, ethics reform package

Measure bans gifts to members of Congress and most travel paid for by lobbyists.

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Technology agency's leader resigns, agency to close

Move follows efforts in recent years -- both on Capitol Hill and in the Bush administration -- to eliminate the Technology Administration.

Defense

MoveOn ad against Gen. Petraeus triggers outcry

Republican leaders denounce the ad strategy, saying it amounts to a personal attack on a military general.

Tech

Lawmakers back energy-friendly light bulbs at federal facilities

Amendment to House version of appropriations bill would prohibit the purchase of inefficient bulbs.

Defense

An eye toward a future with electronic passports

Chips could become fast and reliable enough to allow the electronic issuance of visas in five years.

Tech

Energy agency to focus on cutting-edge research

Agency would be charged with investigating "high risk, high reward" energy technology.

News

House OKs ethics bill that emphasizes transparency

Legislation includes language to require disclosure of earmarks, but the information would not need to be provided in a searchable format.