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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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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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Connolly looks to give feds a pay raise

For the fourth year running, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) has introduced legislation aimed at restoring "years of lost wage increases" for federal employees.

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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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Chaffetz bill targets feds who owe back taxes

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is looking at changes to workforce and procurement policies, including a bid to crack down on federal employees who have "seriously delinquent" tax debt.

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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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How agencies can take a page out of industry's open playbooks

To truly innovate, government must holistically consider a combination of people, processes and technology.

Cyber probes gain traction on the Hill

Cyber is front and center as the 115th Congress completes its first month, with multiple investigations into Russia’s election-related hacking and now a resolution to create a Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity.

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Trump tweets take IT contracting into uncertain territory

Presidential comments about high costs of specific contracts and empty top IT slots worry some contractors, but some industry groups and even a federal CIO see glimpses of possible acquisition reform.

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