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Senate cyber panel makes public debut

Lawmakers probe why the U.S. needs a strategy, authorities and systems to deter and defend against cyber-enabled information operations directed as the U.S.

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Trump tech aide touts DATA Act as 'model' for innovation

A few agencies will miss the May deadline to electronically submit their financial data, but robust support of spending data transparency from the White House, Congress and the private sector will keep the pressure on lagging agencies.

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Congress plans one-week punt on funding deadline

Congress and the White House need more time to come to terms on a package to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2017.

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Congress pushes DOD on IT acquisition agility

Despite years of reform efforts and legislation, the DOD is still struggling to become more agile with IT acquisition, and Congress is searching for answers why.

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Reorganization fever

The Trump administration's reorganization plan could be a catalyst for substantive change.

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Bill would protect feds' pay in case of shutdown

A bipartisan effort is underway on Capitol Hill to protect federal employees' pay if a government shutdown does happen.

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Can a voluntary framework deter cyberattacks?

With cyber attacks on the rise, experts wonder if voluntary norms are enough to keep the peace in cyberspace.

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EPA's open data shutdown that wasn't

A notice on Opendata.EPA.gov warned the site would go dark on April 28, but the agency says it's "not going anywhere."

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White House gives no guarantee on avoiding shutdown

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that he couldn't guarantee the government would be funded and open for business after April 28, but said that the administration was confident it would strike a deal with Congress.

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DOD funding hangs in the balance

The Pentagon has made it clear to Congress that a continuing resolution would be devastating to ongoing operations and acquisition, but can Congress find a way to fully fund the 2017 DOD budget?

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'Full speed' at DIUx, says chief

The 2017 Defense authorization bill put temporary funding restrictions on DIUx, but the innovation organization says it is forging ahead and now has 25 contracts in place worth $48 million.

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Will funding standoff lead to a shutdown?

As Congress returns from recess with one working week to fund the government, OMB has taken the precaution of posting shutdown guidance on its website.

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