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House panel skeptical of DOD clearance plan

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee say they need more detail from the Department of Defense on its plan to take over large parts of the security clearance process.

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Commerce: 2020 census to cost $3B more than planned

IT cost overruns and fears of low online response rates have contributed to a steep upward revision of the costs of counting the U.S. population in 2020.

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Can anyone check the president on records management?

A motion to dismiss a lawsuit against President Trump argues that a president gets to decide what is and isn't a presidential record.

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House bill looks to secure IoT ecosystem

New legislation would improve security and oversight of connected devices.

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Can the Army sell Congress on modernization?

Why the Army needs to solve its communication problem with Congress if it hopes to secure more funding.

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Do acquisition deadlines spur innovation?

IT modernization legislation looks to avoid the end-of-year spending spree, but some say time pressure can spark creativity.

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Mattis: 'Open communication' with private sector is the key to acquisition reform

Pushing forward with the department's reorganization plan, Defense Secretary James Mattis said "it's time to roll up our sleeves and get on with it."

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E-Verify role upped in White House plans

A new White House immigration wish list calls for 100 percent employer participation in DHS' online worker status verification system.

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The 20-year climb to an elevated CyberCom

How a 1997 military exercise sparked the eventual creation of a unified combatant command for cyber.

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NAACP sues Commerce amid concerns over census prep, funding

The NAACP has filed a lawsuit against the Commerce Department alleging the agency illegally withheld internal documents regarding the Census Bureau's preparation for the 2020 count.

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FBI data center consolidation takes shape

The FBI began construction of a new data center in Pocatello, Idaho, that will eventually consolidate duties of dozens of its other data facilities.

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Audit chides FDIC for sloppy breach protocols

An audit found that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's protocols for responding to a data breach weren't followed, even as the agency has faced dozens of security incidents in the past two years.

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