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Rep wants Congress to 'track changes'

New York Republican Elise Stefanik is reintroducing a measure to make the online text of congressional bills reflect recent changes made during the legislative process.

Cloud.gov clears FedRAMP

The General Services Administration-run Cloud.gov platform is ready for federal agencies to host online applications.

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SSA gets new access to payroll data

To help prevent fraud, the Social Security Administration hopes make deals to access to private-sector payroll data in real time by the end of this year.

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DOD can still hire cyber civilians

The Department of Defense has determined that cybersecurity and cyberspace positions are exempt from President Trump’s freeze on the hiring of civilian workers.

GAO: NCCIC needs to clarify operating principles

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center "generally performs required functions" but it needs to further evaluate and clarify its operating principles and performance metrics, says GAO.

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Security clearance process still slow, but more secure

OPM's National Background Investigations Bureau has made significant progress in securing its systems and data, but the security clearance backlog persists, a House panel finds.

VA shakes up infosec ranks

Veterans Affairs Acting CIO, Rob Thomas, announced a realignment of senior IT security executives.

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House approves raft of DHS bills

The House of Representatives passed package of bills covering a range of homeland security issues, from cybersecurity to border security and acquisition.

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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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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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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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Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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