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IG tells TSA to tighten up transportation ID security

Dockworkers, truckers and others must have government-issued credentials to access secure facilities, but a watchdog says the program for granting those credentials needs to be improved.

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Lawmaker grouses about cybersecurity delays at IRS

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wants the tax agency to pick up the pace on Einstein implementation.

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GAO finds holes in ACA data verification

The Government Accountability Office managed to push bogus applications past Affordable Care Act data verification requirements to get approval for health insurance coverage.

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Managing the transition

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service wants the next administration to treat government as an integrated enterprise and tap the existing talent pool.

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What a December CR means for federal workers

Capitol Hill leaders plan to seek a temporary funding measure to keep the government open through Dec. 9, a move that will have consequences for the federal workforce.

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GAO warns Census IT efforts are lagging

The Census Bureau may miss targets on a major IT modernization plan ahead of the 2020 population count, according to a GAO report.

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New CISO faces tough sprint

Greg Touhill, the first governmentwide CISO, will have a long task list and a short window of time as the Obama administration enters its last four months.

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Two more arrests in hack of CIA's Brennan

Federal authorities have arrested two more alleged members of a hacker group that targeted senior U.S. intelligence and security officials and publicly posted personal information on FBI and DHS employees.

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Johnson: Cyber reorg should be priority for next Congress

The long-planned reorganization and upgrade of DHS' primary cybersecurity office should be a top priority for the next Congress, the DHS secretary said.

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Commission on Care, lawmakers want commercial EHR for VA

The leaders of the Commission on Care are recommending that the Department of Veterans Affairs abandon its homegrown VistA software for a commercial product.

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Old adversaries, new threats, say intel overseers

Congressional leaders say the U.S. continues to face threats from the same old adversaries, but those threats are changing and so must America's intelligence structures.

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Chaffetz wants CyTech to get paid for OPM work

The cyber vendor on the ground when the OPM hack was first discovered has a powerful legislator backing his claims that the government owes him money.