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Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan speaks during the Defense Intelligence Agency change of directorship ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. D.C., Oct. 3, 2017  DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley

Shanahan touts Army Futures Command

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan implored all of DOD to "remove obstacles" from the path of Army's new modernization command, Futures Command.

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GAO: DOD weapons systems easy to hack

The Department of Defense is playing catch up when it comes to securing weapons systems from cyberattacks, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.

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House Republicans agree to give feds pay raise

The Trump administration had proposed a pay freeze on federal civilian wages in fiscal year 2019, but after the Senate passed a bill including a 1.9 percent raise for feds, House appropriators have followed suit.

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Lawmakers hear from Trump's pick to lead the Census Bureau

If confirmed, Steven Dillingham will be the first permanent director of the bureau since June 2017, and he would take over after the bureau's 2018 end-to-end test, the final in-field test of systems and operations before the decennial count.

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SSA nominee 'scared to death' of legacy IT systems

Andrew Saul, President Trump's pick to head the Social Security Administration, plans to make IT modernization, data sharing and cybersecurity top priorities.

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Think tank alums look to build tech expertise for Congress

A new private-sector resource hub is hoping to reverse Congress' declining institutional knowledge of technology issues.

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DOD struggles with loss of cyber personnel

The Defense Department looks to targeted recruiting and bonuses to check the loss of cyber workers as it expands the Cyber Excepted Service Personnel System.

Energy's cyber office looks to keep industry in the loop

The head of the DOE's cybersecurity office told a congressional panel she plans to distill threat and intelligence data into actionable reports for critical infrastructure providers that don't require a clearance to view.

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What will a national data privacy law look like?

Lawmakers and industry increasingly support a federal data privacy law, but the devil is in the details.

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Lawmakers see advanced tech gap with China shrinking

At two hearings, members of Congress discussed ways to accelerate progress in quantum computing, AI, 5G and other emerging technologies.

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Hurd expects Congress to restore TMF funding

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said he believes Senate concerns about Technology Modernization Fund transparency "have been addressed" and expects funding to be included in final FY19 appropriations.

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Hurd, Kelly look to codify, elevate federal CIO role

Two IT oversight leaders in Congress are looking to provide a legislative boost to the federal CIO and CISO roles.

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