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Senator freezes DHS cyber nominee over Stingray info

Sen. Ron Wyden wants info on use of rogue cell-tracking Stingray devices in the nation's capital before he'll confirm a new cybersecurity leader at the Department of Homeland Security.

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Senate probes VA's electronic health record spending

Multiple delays in signing a contract for a commercial electronic health record have lawmakers wondering when the money they appropriated will be spent.

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NGA deputy director talks acquisition overhaul

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Justin Poole said the key to acquisition reform is more autonomy.

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OPM, OMB officials push major workforce changes

Just after proposing a series of changes to the federal workforce retirement system, administration personnel directors are looking at more changes to improve recruitment and hiring.

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Thornberry tries to hold back efforts to erode 'fourth estate' reforms in FY19 NDAA

As members of the House Armed Services Committee debated late into the night marking up the defense bill, the chairman pushed back on attempts to undo plans to examine combining or eliminating Pentagon back office functions.

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How to beat the cost of crime-solving tech

Complex and expensive crime-solving needs are driving local law enforcement entities to the FBI and other deep-pocketed federal agencies for solutions.

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Oversight chairman agrees to subpoena DOJ after census hearing no-show

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is moving to subpoena the Department of Justice after the head of its Civil Rights Division skipped a hearing on the 2020 census.

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NDAA draft would slash number of CIOs in DOD, boost cyber workforce

The House Armed Service Committee's 2019 defense spending bill also calls for more detail on the Pentagon's controversial JEDI cloud acquisition program.

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OPM pushes cuts to federal retirement benefits

The Office of Personnel Management is moving ahead with a series of changes to pension benefits that it estimates will save more than $143 billion over 10 years.

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Why more agencies aren’t applying for TMF funds

Despite general agreement the Modernizing Government Technology Act was a win for federal IT, just nine projects were initially submitted for money from the central IT fund the law created.

Federal CIO Suzette Kent presents opening remarks for the Women in Federal IT & Cyber event on March 29, 2018. (USDA photo by Tom Witham)

Federal CIO lays out wish list for her agency counterparts

In order for CIOs to handle their increasingly important, complex and ranging roles, federal CIO Suzette Kent wants to see greater authorities for and communication between agency tech offices.

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DHS seeks drones to patrol the border

The DHS technology directorate wants to test small drones and their onboard sensors in a variety of security scenarios.

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