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Army Cyber is targeting civilians (for jobs)

The U.S. Army has launched two new initiatives to bring civilian cyber experts into the workforce, one of which is a pilot program to examine the interest in direct commissions for cyber positions.

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Congress presses VA to go commercial on IT

The Department of Veterans Affairs must decide whether to keep and improve its home-grown Vista heath record system or move to a commercial provider. Legislators are growing tired of waiting for an answer.

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House passes email privacy act, again

For the second time in less than a year, the House has overwhelmingly passed an email privacy act. Last year, the bill died in the Senate, and supporters are urging senators to pass the bill this time.

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DHS mulls password collection at borders

Homeland Security Secretary tells House Committee that surrendering social media passwords to law enforcement is being considered as a condition of entry at border crossings.

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Democrats seek answers on private email use at the White House

Two senators have concerns that the Presidential Records Act may have been violated, and want clarifications from White House Counsel Donald McGahn.

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FAA challenged by growing commercial space industry

The flight agency is looking to adapt and expand its mission to meet the demands of growing space commercialization.

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EFF warns public safety laws could be put behind paywalls

A federal district court ruled that private organizations can block online publication of some federal and state statutes under copyright law.

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Thornberry focused on DOD innovation and acquisition reform

Increasing the Defense Department budget and driving innovation and acquisition reform will be the priorities of the House Armed Services Committee this year, according to Chairman Mac Thornberry.

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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.

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