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Making modernization happen

Three key budget and policy steps from Congress and the Trump Administration would go a long way toward addressing this critical challenge.

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Why the FBI relo went off the rails

The government burned tens of millions of dollars on a stalled effort to move the FBI out of its downtown D.C. headquarters.

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DeVos scraps multibillion tech procurement

Facing a potential bipartisan revolt on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration scrapped its plans for a new student loan servicing platform.

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Should NSA and CyberCom split? A watchdog weighs in

The Government Accountability Office teamed up with Pentagon officials to identify the advantages and disadvantages of the dual-hat leadership structure of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.

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Wyden presses spy chief on surveillance powers

Sen. Ron Wyden wants the Trump administration to publicly state whether the FISA law applies to communications that are "entirely domestic."

Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.)

Lawmaker proposes cyber squad to educate campaign pros

Rep. Terri Sewell wants the federal government to take a hand in improving the cyber hygiene of political campaigns.

Lawmakers seek answers on agencies' use of Kaspersky tech

A House committee is asking federal agencies to turn over any records related to their use of software from a company suspected of having ties to the Kremlin.

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NDAA could expand funding for student startup program

The Hacking for Defense initiative, which could be funded by the FY 18 defense bill, taps undergraduate teams to help solve DOD issues.

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Bill calls for a smart wall

New legislation by Texas Rep. Will Hurd would require DHS to assess technology options and develop a comprehensive plan for the border wall.

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Thompson dishes on Census concerns, needs for catch-up

Recently retired Census Director John Thompson raised concerns about the status and swelling cost of the decennial count and urged Congress to adequately fund the final preparations.

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Tech and wall are inseparable, border security managers say

A physical wall isn't effective without integrated technology and agents who have access to real-time data.

Rep. Gerald Connolly

FITARA Enhancement Act moves forward

The stand-alone bill is a backup plan in case key extensions are not included in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act.

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