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How cyber info sharing helps keep the lights on

At a House hearing, electricity industry reps said that information sharing between private sector and government is essential to mitigating cyber threats.

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OPM explains the hiring freeze

The Office of Personnel Management released guidance explaining what is and isn't covered by the hiring freeze. There are more exceptions than one might think.

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DHS explores the details of 'extreme vetting'

Social media could play a large role in the Department of Homeland Security's development of new, stricter methods of vetting immigrants from terror trouble spots, according to the new DHS chief.

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Trump postpones cyber executive order

President Trump and his team provide more details of a forthcoming executive order on cybersecurity, but postpone its signing without explanation.

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House Dems want details on transition team threats to oust IGs

Two members on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want answers from the White House about reports that Trump officials told agency watchdogs to start looking for new jobs.

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DHS, ICE get new top managers

The White House has tapped a long-time DHS management/acquisition executive as second in command at the agency, as well as a veteran enforcer at ICE.

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House Oversight to tackle IT and workforce, but probably not Trump's potential conflicts

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a work plan for the 115th Congress that includes key reauthorizations and IT oversight, but Democrats on the panel wanted to hear more about President Trump's finances.

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Can DHS push harder on biometrics?

President Trump's controversial immigration order calls for an expedited approach to biometric entry/exit system, but significant issues still dog its implementation.

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50-year-old cyber warnings from CIA

The CIA's online database of declassified documents reveals the computer security concerns of an intelligence working group.

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IG reports hiccups in GSA's cloud adoption

IG audits just released show as managed services pioneer GSA had to absorb some early lessons about cloud security.

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Despite budget uncertainty, Census remains 'on track,' officials say

The Census Bureau has altered and trimmed programs in advance of the 2018 end-to-end test of census tech, but officials say that despite budget uncertainty, the projects remain on schedule.

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Interior making plans in case EIS falls short

The Department of the Interior is prepping to backfill its telecommunications needs in case GSA's planned Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract can't serve the agency's far-flung operations.

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