BREAKING: DoD issues sweeping update to cyber strategy (Audio)

The Defense Department unveiled a new cyber strategy today that affirms its commitment to more effective deterrence in the cyber domain and the integration of offensive cyber options into combatant command plans. 

Sunlight FOIA request leads to more open data, updated OMB policy

A Freedom of Information Act request from the Sunlight Foundation has turned into federal policy on agency data holdings, the foundation reported.

CBO: Low costs, rising revenues would be associated with data security bill

If enacted, the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 would cost the government $1 million to implement over five years and would increase revenues, via penalties paid by non-compliant businesses, by $9 million over 10 years, an assessment of the bill finds.

OMB releases more IT Dashboard metrics

For the first time since the Office of Management and Budget released the IT Dashboard in 2009, it is providing IT performance metrics used in internal discussions with agencies, according to a report.

Spotlight: 2 cybersecurity bills pass in the House

The House of Representatives passed the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560) April 22 and the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015 (H.R. 1731) April 23. 


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The Veterans Affairs Department is reinstating an 11-member Special Medical Advisory Group composed of leading medical experts to assist the VA in figuring out the best way to delivering healthcare to the 9 million veterans enrolled in the VA health system, says an April 24 VA statement.