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Lawmakers press Census Bureau on readiness

Key members of the House Oversight committee want answers from Census Bureau leaders about readiness for critical 2018 tests.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces indictments against Russian groups and individuals accused of tampering with U.S. elections.

Russian troll farm indictment could boost social media legislation

The indictment of 13 Russian nationals accused of online and offline activity designed to interfere with the 2016 election may boost the fortunes of a bill to strengthen disclosure rules around online political ads.

GSA administrator Emily Murphy testifies before a House panel on Feb 15 2018

GSA chief slammed for FBI building pivot

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle lit into Emily Murphy for abandoning a plan to consolidate FBI headquarters.

How vulnerable are contractors when it comes to data breaches?

A survey of more than 1,200 public sector contractors found that healthcare, defense and IT contractors lead vendors in reported incidents since 2016.

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VA chief to reimburse for wife's travel, tickets

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is looking to put a highly charged oversight report behind him as he presses for his 2019 budget request.

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Wyden grills FBI chief on encryption

Following an exchange with the FBI director over encryption standards, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released a letter from four experts arguing that "responsible encryption" is not possible.

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Feds protest Trump's workforce plans

As senators voted to advance White House picks to lead OPM, unionized feds protested the president's civil service plans.

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Could a cyber national guard have a role in safeguarding elections?

During a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing, senators toyed with the idea of the National Guard protecting the 2018 elections from foreign tampering.

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Intel chiefs: No direction from Trump on election security

At a Senate hearing, three intelligence chiefs acknowledged the White House has not specifically directed them to dedicate resources towards securing election infrastructure, but told lawmakers they are still focused on addressing the issue.

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White House looks to cut workforce, civilian-side funding

As part of its $4.4 trillion budget proposal, the White House is looking to cut retirement benefits for feds and take steps to peg pay to performance.

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New CLOUD Act splits industry, civil liberty orgs

Major tech companies are on board with a newly proposed bill that would give the U.S. and select nations greater access to cross-border data, but digital privacy advocates are sounding the alarm.

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Army looks at redefining its classified networks

Army leaders hope to modernize mobile networks through secure but unclassified pathways.

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