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Officials push for more election security dollars

A $380 million appropriation for election security is going to run out before the November elections, and House Democrats and some state officials are looking to renew the funding.

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IRS makes infosec strides after Get Transcript breach, but challenges remain

IRS officials charged with protecting and authenticating taxpayer data are getting better at their jobs – but so are fraudsters.

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Nakasone: Why DOD needs to engage industry despite controversy

NSA Director and U.S. Cyber Command head Gen. Paul Nakasone said that engagement with the private sector is paramount even when there’s reticence.

Beyond 'new shiny toys': CDM grows up

The government's ambitious cybersecurity program is entering a new phase, and IT leaders are looking forward to seeing a return on their investment.

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The DATA Act compliance struggle is real

After more than a year's worth of DATA Act reporting, just six of the 24 CFO Act agencies submitted data agency watchdogs considered complete.

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MSPB inches closer to addressing massive backlog

A Senate panel advanced three nominees to serve on the Merit Systems Protection Board, a step towards ending the board's longest-ever period without a quorum.

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State of evidence-based policymaking under Trump: 'Bad'

Former officials say a bipartisan movement to support the use of statistical evidence in government policymaking isn't advancing under the Trump administration despite big-name legislative backing.

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Acquisition pros report optimism despite budget uncertainty

A survey of federal acquisition specialists from the Professional Services Council found positive views of the workforce and communication efforts.

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NBIB pilot looks to contractor data to speed clearances

A planned National Background Investigative Bureau pilot program taps contractor hiring data to speed clearance checks.

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Dems on Trump reorg: 'Where's the data?'

Democrats in the Senate are reluctant to support the Trump administration's reorganization plan before OMB provides the underlying analysis used to justify claims it would lead to smoother governance.

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House panel approves bill to expedite fed firings

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced a bill that would make it easier to fire federal employees for poor performance or misconduct.

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Appeals court rules in tech standards case

A federal appeals court has overturned a decision that granted private industry organizations control over the use and publication of technical standards they developed after such standards have been incorporated into U.S. law.

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