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James Mattis

Cyber plays small role in cordial Mattis hearing

The Senate panel reviewing the nomination of James Mattis, a retired Marine general, to head the Defense Department focused on strategic threats and agency priorities, including Russia, nuclear modernization, the Pentagon budget and to a small extent, cyber.

Rudy Giuliani. (Photo credit: Albert H. Teich / Shutterstock, Inc.)

Giuliani to head cybersecurity group within White House

President-elect Donald Trump named former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to head a White House committee tasked with tackling cybersecurity challenges.

Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Deputy secretary to stick at Pentagon through transition

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work will stay on briefly as the senior Pentagon civilian to assist the incoming Trump administration, and officials say it will be business as usual at DOD until new appointees say otherwise.

Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

GSA wants more info on Trump's D.C. hotel plans

On the heels of the president-elect's raucous Jan. 11 press conference, the General Services Administration wants more details on the future of the Trump Hotel doing business in a government building.

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Detailed report still leaves questions about nepotism in government

A Merit Systems Protection Board study spelled out federal rules regarding nepotism, but it's not clear what application they have to a president hiring an in-law to his White House staff.

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Watchdog: improper workforce incentives could cost VA millions

The Department of Veterans Affairs awards incentives to attract and retain skilled employees in hard-to-fill positions, but their unauthorized and improper uses could lead to millions of dollars in unsupported spending, according to a recent inspector general report.

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Is Congress really going to cut your pay to $1?

A brief history of the Holman Rule, and what it likely means for appropriations, agency programs and individual feds.

Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly (Ret.)

Border wall isn't enough, intel on Russian hacking accurate, DHS nominee says

Retired Marine Lt. Gen. John Kelly, the would-be leader of the Department of Homeland Security told a Senate panel that a border wall is inadequate and embraced the accuracy of U.S. intelligence on Russian cyber intrusions, and information operations.

ODNI Clapper, CIA Brennan

Senators push IC on whether Russia hacked GOP

Senators on the intelligence committee questioned members of IC on the extent to which Russia hacked the RNC and how that played into their assessment that Putin wanted to help Trump win the election.

DHS tags election systems as critical

Some state government officials object to the Department of Homeland Security's move to add election infrastructure to the roster of 16 existing federal "critical infrastructure" areas.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

Carter stresses reform and innovation in exit memo

In his exit memo, the secretary of defense outlines current threats and priorities with a strong emphasis on the need for acquisition reform and innovation.

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The 2017 forecast for federal IT

From cyber to cloud to automation, here are the trends to watch in the coming year.

The Fed 100

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

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