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9 GOP reps oppose cuts to federal retirement system

A group of House Republicans including D.C.-area lawmaker Barbara Comstock announced opposition to cuts aimed at federal employees and retirees in Trump's FY18 budget request.

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Officials press Congress to reauthorize spy powers

The Trump administration is asking Congress to reauthorize a critical foreign surveillance program without any amendments and to eliminate the sunset clause.

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PSC wants OMB to tweak its regs memo

The move to eliminate and streamline federal agency reporting and small business payment regulations needs some sharpening, the industry group says.

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Lira: IT modernization needs new 'organizational structure'

One of the White House's special innovation officers is looking to change culture, not just modernize tech.

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The real key to technology transformation

CIO authorities are important, but communication and governance cannot be overlooked when it comes to achieving FITARA’s objectives.

Watchdog finds IT issues at Secret Service, TSA

Financial systems at both agencies need better management, according to DHS inspector general IT audits.

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Former fed and contractor charged with spying for China

A mobile device tipped off feds to a Virginia man who now faces life in prison on charges of passing classified national defense information to Chinese intelligence agents.

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A long slog ahead for VA health record modernization

Lawmakers who welcomed the news of VA's plan to shift to a commercial health record now have to strap in for a multi-year implementation.

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IG: Infosec weaknesses remain at VA

The 2016 FISMA report shows VA still struggling to secure its networks and data, despite making strides on eliminating vulnerabilities.

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New bill would expand SBA cyber training

The bipartisan bill, introduced in both the House and Senate, seeks to expand cybersecurity training to help protect small businesses from digital threats.

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TSA nominee touts biometric exit pilots

A former commandant of the Coast Guard being considered to head the TSA said the security agency's recently unveiled trials of fingerprint/boarding pass tech could become big part of its future.

Trump budget includes OMB bump, but cuts IT policy spend

The White House's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 hacks civilian spending to offset proposed defense increases, but it includes a slight uptick in funding for OMB to fund management priorities.

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