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DHS cyber reorg bill passes House

The bill would rename the National Protection and Programs Directorate and elevate the department's cyber and physical security missions.

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White House pushes back on cyber strategy demand

President Trump indicates he's opposed to a congressional demand for a cybersecurity strategy in the 2018 defense bill.

FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies at a House Judiciary Committee Hearing Dec 7 2017

Is the FBI investigating Georgia's wiped election server?

Director Christopher Wray declined to answer questions from lawmakers about whether the FBI retained data on a Georgia election server before it was wiped clean by state election officials.

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Can NTIA figure out if social media breeds hate?

A new bill would task two federal agencies with supplying Congress with insight into the connection between social media and hate crimes.

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Senate bill looks to boost FCC CIO authorities

A bipartisan pair of senators is looking to bolster the Federal Communications Commission CIO’s governance authorities over tech-related decisions.

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Why VA's Cerner deal will cost $10 billion

The program officer in charge of the Department of Veterans Affairs shift to a commercial electronic health record offered some insight into the complexities of the move at a House hearing.

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Congress averts shutdown for now

The House and the Senate voted Dec. 7 to extend government funding through Dec. 22 as appropriations negotiations continue.

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DOD looks to DIUX for the future of acquisition

In the midst of a reorg and modernization efforts, the Defense Department wants to lean on its experimental arm to cure procurement woes.

Senate Intel chair doesn't plan legislative push on election cyber

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) dropped some hints about what the Senate Intelligence Committee will recommend to protect election infrastructure.

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Bipartisan House group asks Trump to bump federal pay

A dozen members of Congress from both sides of the aisle are pressing the president to align proposed federal pay increases for military and civilian employees.

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Senate confirms new DHS, GSA chiefs

Kirstjen Nielsen, a former top aide to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, was confirmed to lead the Department of Homeland Security, while Emily Murphy was confirmed as administrator of the General Services Administration.

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House GOP looks to punt on shutdown date

A stopgap funding bill would extend the current continuing resolution by two weeks.

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