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Claire McCaskill

McCaskill slams 'turf wars' over cyber

Why some senators and private sector players think big changes are needed in the U.S. approach to cybersecurity.

David Shulkin USH VA

Court tosses VA's expedited firing authority

A federal court invalidated part of a 2014 law that makes it easier to fire VA workers, and the agency wants a replacement from Congress.

John Thompson, director Census Bureau 2013-2017

Census director resigns amid 2020 prep

As the Census Bureau stares down a critical and jam-packed 2017 schedule, Director John Thompson announced his retirement, effective June 30.

Michael Rogers

Rogers: 'cyber war' is here to stay

The head of U.S. Cyber Command told senators that the Trump administration is looking to speed up the tempo of cyber operations.

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Note to the White House: Wall Street is watching

Concerns about the Trump administration's plans for the 2018 budget and slow pace of appointments are showing up in contractor earnings calls.

Lindsey Graham swears in former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and James Clapper, former director of the Office of National Intelligence.

DOJ warned Flynn could be blackmailed by Russia

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates told the Senate Judiciary Committee she warned the White House on Jan. 26 that then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail by Russia.

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As big deadline hits, lawmakers warn on long-term risks to Data Act

Agencies are due to report their first tranche of spending data under the Data Act on May 9, but lawmakers are framing the milestone date as a starting point.

David Shulkin USH VA

VA chief talks commercial Vista

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin told House appropriators that the agency was closing in on a decision about the future of its homegrown electronic health record.

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No honeymoon for Trump with feds

President Trump's low public approval ratings are reflected in his unpopularity among the federal workforce.

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Trump signs funding bill, deflecting budget fight to the fall

The federal government is funded through the end of fiscal year 2017, but big battles and a possible shutdown loom for the 2018 budget.

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Legislators call for more flexible cyber hiring and training

Three Democratic members of Congress want the government to look to private sector practices as a model for hiring and training the federal cybersecurity workforce

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DHS’ visitor screening improving, GAO official says

Foreign fighters could be a continuing problem, but DHS is tightening up screening for the Visa Waiver Program, according to the GAO.