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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.

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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.

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.

Lawmakers, CSIS unveil cyber recommendations for Trump administration

A cybersecurity task force recommended that the Trump administration move quickly to improve and reorganize oversight authorities, elevate the role of the White House cybersecurity coordinator and clarify the cyber defense roles of civilian and military agencies.

McCain at Heritage today.

Senators support intel findings on Russia, call for deterrence policy

Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee expressed support for the intelligence community and its assessment that Russia hacked Democratic Party servers to influence the election and called for more defined cyber deterrence policy.

Shaun Donovan

OMB chief tells Trump team IT modernization is key

In his exit memo to the next administration, OMB Director Shaun Donovan advises continuing IT modernization efforts, shared services and support for U.S. Digital Services.

man planning layoffs

House rule change puts feds at risk of job and pay cuts

The one-year revival of the Holman Rule in the House gives lawmakers the authority to reduce the federal workforce or cut employee pay legislatively.

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Changes to protest rules could shift contracting preferences

Bumping up the Defense Department’s protest threshold could tilt Pentagon buyers away from civilian contracting vehicles.

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Search for new VA chief continues

The Trump transition team has a few key appointments yet to make, including the next chief of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Fed 100

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

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