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Trump's pick to head whistleblower office comes from group suing EPA

President Donald Trump's nominee to lead a whistleblower protection office comes from a legal group that is currently suing the EPA to access employees' encrypted communications.

Lawmakers seek answers on alleged FCC DDoS attack

Five Democratic senators are seeking an FBI investigation into possible cyberattacks on the Federal Communication Commission's online comment system.

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Moran pushes MGT in the Senate

The MGT Act's Republican sponsor discusses the bill's prospects for passage.

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VA looks at cut in tech funding

While the Department of Veterans Affairs gets a budget bump in the administration's spending plan, the line item for IT comes in for a cut as the agency mulls shifting its tech strategy.

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Agencies are having trouble reducing reliance on Social Security numbers as identifiers because of outdated systems, insufficient funding and lack of coordination from OMB.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