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Thornberry won't seek re-election

Mac Thornberry, the House Armed Services Committee's top Republican and a leading voice for consolidations and closures in the Defense Department's "fourth estate" announced he won't seek reelection in 2020.

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FBI brings on Intel data scientist as advisor

The FBI tapped Intel's chief data scientist to help it leverage cloud, AI and machine learning in its data strategy.

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Trump signs stopgap funding bill to avoid Oct. 1 shutdown

Congress has about eight weeks to finalize a spending plan for fiscal year 2020 but disagreements over a border wall still loom large.

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Senate panel passes grid security bills

Senate energy committee advanced two bills to bolster protections for cross-cutting vulnerabilities in energy critical infrastructure.

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House bill seeks a cyber playbook

The Cybersecurity Vulnerability Remediation Act would require DHS to disseminate and share its cybersecurity mitigation protocols with other agencies, industry, academia and other sectors.

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VA needs more time on scheduling software

As part of its electronic health records modernization plan, the Department of Veterans Affairs is adopting Cerner's scheduling system but it's going to take longer than they thought.

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Appeals court declines review of workforce order lawsuit

A federal appeals court decision paves the way for the Trump Administration put its three workforce executive orders into effect.

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House panel probes Trump hotel lease

With impeachment in the background, Democrats on a House subcommittee grilled the General Services Administration about its oversight of President Trump's lease on the Old Post Office building in Washington, D.C.

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Pentagon teams with GSA on AI Center of Excellence

The Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center has partnered with the General Services Administration to accelerate government's AI adoption.

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Rethinking acquisition with the end user in mind

How the U.S. Digital Service takes the temperature of acquisition culture as a prelude to reform.

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Former DHS officials want to build 5G without Huawei

Nagging concerns about Huawei's cyber threat to emerging 5G infrastructure, prompts former DHS officials to advocate standardized, open-source-based development of wireless gear.

Nancy Pelosi addresses a union rally on Capitol Hill. Sept. 24, 2019. FCW photo by Lia Russell

Unionized feds rally with Hill Democrats

Federal employee unions heard from leaders and members of Congress as they push back on proposed changes to federal workforce rules.

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