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OPM looking to rebuild trust

OPM's National Background Investigations Bureau says it is now effectively securing its legacy IT systems and that people can trust the agency to keep their security clearance data safe.

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Hiring freeze out, but wider job cuts on tap

While the White House announced an end to the 90-day hiring freeze, agencies will still be on a short leash -- and legacy IT systems are also in the president's sights.

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IG: Federal Reserve should standardize its continuous monitoring

The Federal Reserve System lacks guidance to ensure continuous monitoring and information uploading practices are consistent across its regional banks.

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Feds make arrest in decade-long botnet probe

Peter Yuryevich Levashov, a Russian national, was arrested in Barcelona and charged with running a massive international spambot.

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Trump announces new pick for Army secretary

More than two months after his first candidate withdrew from consideration, President Trump has nominated a former Army physician for the post.

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OIG: USPS not prepared for IT blackout

The United States Postal Service's IT systems and personnel could be unprepared to fulfill essential postal functions in the event of an emergency that disrupts normal operations.

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DHS ends pursuit of rogue Twitter account

The Department of Homeland Security withdrew a bid to obtain the identities behind an "alt" USCIS Twitter account, in the face legal objections by the social media network.

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What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

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Senators seek GAO probe of hiring-freeze effects

Two senators are urging Congress's investigative arm to probe any adverse effects of President Trump's hiring freeze.

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Lawmakers seek intel on surveillance of Americans

Lawmakers are demanding that the director of national intelligence release an estimate of the number of Americans who have been incidentally tracked during foreign surveillance under FISA Section 702.

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What's the future of defense innovation under Trump?

The president has called for rebuilding the U.S. military, but given budget constraints, innovation and modernization could take a backseat to readiness and force size.

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Chiefs: DOD cyber will suffer under a continuing resolution

In the DOD, cyber, modernization, training, recruiting and readiness will all take a hit if Congress passes another continuing resolution rather than a full budget, say the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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