The Hill


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Dissension in the ranks?

Schmidt: Congress' inability to pass legislation that would better define agencies' cybersecurity roles should not be a serious problem, despite a tug of war over who is in charge.

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House panel demands health exchange answers

Following the rocky launch of HealthCare.gov, administration officials and contractors are under fire from Congress.

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Bill would rein in NSA's bulk data collection

Proposed restrictions are expressly intended to cramp the NSA's practice of assembling and analyzing metadata on Americans.

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House passes bill to keep paychecks coming

White House threatens to veto measure that would pay essential employees during shutdown.

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Are we sitting ducks in the cyber pond?

Washington heavyweights warn that the shutdown could be potentially disastrous for national security.

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DDM nominee clears Senate committee

The next step for Beth Cobert is approval by the full Senate, which may not be possible until the shutdown is resolved.

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Moonlight might feel right, but ask first

Furloughed feds who want to take a temporary job can do so -- within limits.

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Deadlines, deliverables on hold

The government shutdown is taking an early toll on programs that were nearing milestones.

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Restoring trust, international response eyed to boost cybersecurity

To hear some insiders tell it, the state of U.S. security is in shambles, with Edward Snowden, digital adversaries and a lack of cybersecurity legislation chipping away. But hope that the mess can be cleaned up persists.

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Shutdown delays vote on deputy director of management

Senate majority leader rules: No confirmation vote until budget impasse ends.

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Shutdown could slow bid protest decisions

GSA is pressing on with its OASIS contract, but closings at GAO and other agencies could pose problems.

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E-Verify shuttered during shutdown

The system employers use to ensure their employees are legally entitled to work in the U.S. will be unavailable until the shutdown ends.