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Army Cyber is targeting civilians (for jobs)

The U.S. Army has launched two new initiatives to bring civilian cyber experts into the workforce, one of which is a pilot program to examine the interest in direct commissions for cyber positions.

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Congress presses VA to go commercial on IT

The Department of Veterans Affairs must decide whether to keep and improve its home-grown Vista heath record system or move to a commercial provider. Legislators are growing tired of waiting for an answer.

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House passes email privacy act, again

For the second time in less than a year, the House has overwhelmingly passed an email privacy act. Last year, the bill died in the Senate, and supporters are urging senators to pass the bill this time.

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DHS mulls password collection at borders

Homeland Security Secretary tells House Committee that surrendering social media passwords to law enforcement is being considered as a condition of entry at border crossings.

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Democrats seek answers on private email use at the White House

Two senators have concerns that the Presidential Records Act may have been violated, and want clarifications from White House Counsel Donald McGahn.

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How expiring HHS contracts could fund the Trump agenda

More than $24 billion in Department of Health and Human Services contracts are set to expire by the end of the year, according to a Govini analysis. Those funds could be redirected to help drive President Trump's health care agenda.

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EFF warns public safety laws could be put behind paywalls

A federal district court ruled that private organizations can block online publication of some federal and state statutes under copyright law.

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The digital government Americans deserve

Five ways the Trump administration can build a more effective and secure digital government.

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Senators appeal to GSA watchdog on Trump hotel lease

Two Senate Democrats turned to the General Services Administration's inspector general, asking the office to review President Trump's lease of the Old Post Office building in Washington.

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DOD can still hire cyber civilians

The Department of Defense has determined that cybersecurity and cyberspace positions are exempt from President Trump’s freeze on the hiring of civilian workers.

GAO: NCCIC needs to clarify operating principles

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center "generally performs required functions" but it needs to further evaluate and clarify its operating principles and performance metrics, says GAO.

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Trump's OMB pick advances amid concern from Democrats

Two Senate committees advanced President Donald Trump's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget on party-line votes, as Democrats raised concerns about his fitness to serve in that role.