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How career feds will manage Trump's government reorg

Without confirmed subcabinet officials, President Donald Trump's executive order calling for a federal government reorganization will be managed by agency chiefs and career executives.

Air Force probes sensitive data leak

The U.S. Air Force is investigating how a hard drive containing a trove of sensitive files, including background investigation data, was online and publicly accessible.

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Lawmakers push DATA Act for financial industry

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is offering a bill to modernize the financial reporting process by mandating a standardized, machine-readable data format.

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Trump's 2018 budget plan hacks civilian spending for defense, homeland

As promised, a budget blueprint from the Trump administration prioritizes military and homeland security spending, and pays for increases with dramatic cuts to civilian agencies.

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Immigration modernization a work in progress

CIS making some progress on processing capabilities, but a congressional panel is still skeptical.

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Trump’s cyber job #1: protecting federal networks and data

Protecting federal networks and data, followed by protecting critical infrastructure, are the Trump administration's cyber priorities, the homeland security advisor says.

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U.S. indicts Russian spies in Yahoo hack

U.S. federal law enforcement indicts four, including two Russian state security operators, for the historic 2014 Yahoo hack.

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McCaskill pushes DHS to clarify rules for election aid

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) pushed DHS for clarity on what exactly the designation of election systems as critical infrastructure will mean for states.

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NSA vet Rob Joyce to lead cyber at White House

The Trump administration has tapped Rob Joyce, formerly the top hacker at NSA, to serve as White House cybersecurity advisor, the position previously held by Michael Daniel.

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Canada, U.S. talk data sharing

Following on an Obama administration agreement on cross-border data sharing last year, DHS Secretary Kelly meets with Canadian security officials for the first time.

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FirstNet expects court decision soon

FirstNet's top lawyer said the bid protest holding up the $6.5 billion contract award could be resolved "in the next several days."

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The real story about COTS for the VA

An advocate for the VistA system warns a rush to commercial electronic health records could come with serious risks.

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