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New spending site debuts

The latest version of USASpending.gov opens access to federal spending information mandated by the Data Act.

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Senators offer new VA bill after court nixes firing measure

A new accountability bill would make it easier for leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire problem employees.

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What does the internet of things mean for data breaches?

Regulators say new troves of hackable data created by connected devices make the need for a national data breach standard that much more urgent.

FBI Director James Comey, testifying March 25 before a House Appropriations subcommittee.

Will Comey's encryption legacy at FBI go dark?

Politics aside, what does the firing of FBI Director James Comey mean for the future of cybersecurity law enforcement and the debate over commercial encryption?

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Court tosses VA's expedited firing authority

A federal court invalidated part of a 2014 law that makes it easier to fire VA workers, and the agency wants a replacement from Congress.

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How tech, laws and leadership impede digital diplomacy

Digital diplomacy, a priority for the State Department under the Obama administration, appears to be at a crossroads.

John Thompson, director Census Bureau 2013-2017

Census director resigns amid 2020 prep

As the Census Bureau stares down a critical and jam-packed 2017 schedule, Director John Thompson announced his retirement, effective June 30.

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DHS targets ID spoofing in tech solicitation

A DHS procurement program aimed at onboarding innovative companies is looking for solutions to ID spoofing problems.

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Wilson confirmed as Air Force secretary

The Senate confirmed Heather Wilson as the new secretary of the Air Force just days after the Trump administration's second nominee for Army secretary withdrew from consideration.

Michael Rogers

Rogers: 'cyber war' is here to stay

The head of U.S. Cyber Command told senators that the Trump administration is looking to speed up the tempo of cyber operations.

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Note to the White House: Wall Street is watching

Concerns about the Trump administration's plans for the 2018 budget and slow pace of appointments are showing up in contractor earnings calls.

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DHS infrastructure group searches for relevance

A DHS-based infrastructure advisory group wants to make its work more urgent and actionable for stakeholders.

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