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Can government stop using Social Security numbers?

Agencies are having trouble reducing reliance on Social Security numbers as identifiers because of outdated systems, insufficient funding and lack of coordination from OMB.

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Commerce chief indicates flexibility on 2020 census funding

Despite Trump's request for a $1.4 billion cut to the Department of Commerce, secretary Wilbur Ross indicated room for some budgetary flexibility to pull off the 2020 census.

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MGT's Senate sponsors push committee to act

The appropriators supporting an IT modernization bill are urging a key authorizing committee to vote up the bill and send it to the Senate floor.

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Senate looks to tackle overseas data access

The Senate is exploring options to resolve conflicts when U.S. law enforcement has a warrant for electronic data that a U.S. provider is storing overseas and the host country has laws preventing the disclosure of the data.

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Kelly: DHS halted the march of WannaCry in the U.S.

The DHS Secretary told a Hill panel that the agency was key to curtailing the historic cyberattack.

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Trump's budget takes aim at federal retirement

President Donald Trump's budget proposal identifies almost $150 billion in savings over 10 years by slashing federal employee benefits, but feds and their unions are crying foul.

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CBP reports advances in biometrics

After years of searching and tech trials, Customs and Border Protection said it has found a way to make a biometric entry/exit system work with airlines and airports.

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GSA chief: Central IT fund is a start, not a remedy

While President Trump's budget proposal includes a $228 million investment for a general IT modernization fund, the head of the agency overseeing the fund sees the initial investment as more of a proof of concept than a panacea.

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Hurd encouraged by IT funding in Trump budget

The architect of the Managing Government Technology Act is happy with the administration's request for a central IT modernization fund, but he thinks the real action will take place at the agency level.

McCaul optimistic on DHS cyber reorganization

The House Homeland Security Committee chairman is preparing to reintroduce legislation to reorganize the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber directorate, and he believes forces are aligning to get it passed.

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Budget seeks $2.6 billion for border wall and supporting tech

The administration's budget proposal includes at least a portion of the promised border wall and a lot of tech to support border security.

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CyberCom seeks 16 percent budget surge for 2018

U.S. Cyber Command is seeking $647 million in funding for fiscal year 2018, a 16 percent boost over 2017 funding, to support cyber mission forces and elevation to a full combatant command.

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