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National cyber strategy could come by summer

A top Pentagon official told the House Armed Services Committee that the much-anticipated national cyber strategy "should be forthcoming in the near future."

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Lawmakers hear from Census officials on citizenship question

Following a closed-door briefing from top Census officials, lawmakers still have questions about a move to ask Americans about their citizenship on the 2020 population count.

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After botched acquisition, Coast Guard joins Pentagon electronic health record system

After repeated entreaties from powerful lawmakers, the Coast Guard is joining the Pentagon's MHS Genesis electronic health record system.

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How will the CLOUD Act work?

The U.S. recently updated how it handles federal law enforcement data requests for foreign info stored by U.S. companies, but the full impact remains unclear.

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Lawmakers worry about a second Heartbleed

Two lawmakers are looking for more information from the executive director of the Linux Foundation about the challenges surrounding the security of open-source software.

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CBP deputy seeks 1,000-mile border wall system

Technology remains a part of the border security balance, but "walls work and agents know it," CBP's Ronald Vitiello said.

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Does the Vacancies Act really matter?

The law is supposed to prevent acting officials taking on Senate-confirmed roles indefinitely, but the statutory language is vague and enforcement is uneven.

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Congress wants Patent Office to get a handle on telework

Once the poster child for telework, the Patent and Trademark Office was dinged by multiple oversight reports alleging time and attendance abuse.

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Why the Army is wary of other transaction authority

Undersecretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy said that while agile acquisition authorities are welcome, there's a risk in using them.

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Make way for the MGT Act

Three ways federal IT program managers can proactively adapt to change.

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DHS hires former EAC chairman to tackle election security

A month after being passed over for another term on the Election Assistance Commission, Matthew Masterson joins the Department of Homeland Security to tackle election security issues.

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FCC chief floats new supply chain rules for telecom

The plan would bar the use of funds in an $8.5 billion telecom subsidy from going to foreign equipment suppliers who are deemed a threat to national security.

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