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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

Whitehouse: 'I can't find a point of entry' to talk cyber with Trump administration

Senate Democrat wants to know whom he needs to talk to in the administration to coordinate on cybersecurity legislation.

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Little progress on IT governance, says NASA IG

An oversight body found little change in IT governance at NASA four years after a critical report and wonders if the space agency can effectively oversee its IT assets.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)

Letter: White House told House panel officials weren't following records law

Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is asking for the chairman to press the White House on records management.

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Can FOIA be fixed?

A federal advisory committee offered tech and procedural suggestions to improve agency performance on meeting Freedom of Information Act requests.

Rob Joyce NSA/WH

Senate panel rips administration on cyber

Sen. John McCain decried the absence of White House cyber coordinator Rob Joyce from an Armed Services Committee hearing as "unconstitutional."

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DOJ sees a path to legal hacking

A legal framework for information security research is gaining traction, said a senior Justice Department official, but the guidance is broad, with specific policies emerging from the private sector.

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Sessions pushes back on proposed House surveillance reform

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a Senate panel that the administration is open to FISA reform, but doesn't want to saddle the FBI with a warrant requirement.

USCG Real Admiral Kevin Lunday

Why the Coast Guard treats cybersecurity like hazardous cargo

The Coast Guard is building a culture of cybersecurity along the lines of current physical safety protocols, said Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday.

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GAO sustains protest in $283M Census mobile contract

As the Census Bureau prepares to ramp up its preparations on a tight budget and schedule, the Government Accountability Office decided a critical $283 million contract was not rightfully awarded.

Margie Graves

Graves: When MGT passes, modernization plans are ready

With the expected passage and funding of the MGT Act, Graves said that funneling resources to address the greatest vulnerabilities is the overarching goal.

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IRS to supply real-time income verification under Senate bill

A bipartisan bill just introduced in the Senate would put the cash-strapped IRS on the hook for developing a way of conducting income checks for the financial industry.

Emily Murphy/GSA administrator designate

Lawmakers hear from Trump's picks to lead GSA, OPM

Federal hiring, the clearance backlog and procurement data came up in a Senate confirmation hearing for candidates to lead the Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration.

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