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How career feds will manage Trump's government reorg

Without confirmed subcabinet officials, President Donald Trump's executive order calling for a federal government reorganization will be managed by agency chiefs and career executives.

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House bill would keep election systems 'critical'

New legislation in the House would permanently classify states' election systems as critical infrastructure, provide funding to secure voting systems and create cybersecurity standards.

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Lawmakers push DATA Act for financial industry

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is offering a bill to modernize the financial reporting process by mandating a standardized, machine-readable data format.

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Trump's 2018 budget plan hacks civilian spending for defense, homeland

As promised, a budget blueprint from the Trump administration prioritizes military and homeland security spending, and pays for increases with dramatic cuts to civilian agencies.

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Immigration modernization a work in progress

CIS making some progress on processing capabilities, but a congressional panel is still skeptical.

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McCaskill pushes DHS to clarify rules for election aid

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) pushed DHS for clarity on what exactly the designation of election systems as critical infrastructure will mean for states.

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Does Congress need a digital service?

As trust in elected officials and media reaches historic lows, open government advocates believe increased transparency and public engagement are vital to rebuilding that faith.

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What happens to Healthcare.gov?

Under the new GOP health care proposal, future online health care marketplaces could be state-based, private or non-existent.

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VA chief swears off software development

In his most pointed comments on IT to date, David Shulkin, secretary of Veterans Affairs, said that the agency will move to off-the-shelf software.

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IGs: budget cuts could put cybersecurity at risk

Inspectors general fear that budget cuts could force agencies to choose between spending on program operations and cybersecurity.

Industry calls for more cyber threat context from DHS

The Department of Homeland Security is not providing enough context around the cyber threat indicators it shares with the private sector for firms to use the data effectively, say industry leaders.

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Chaffetz, Cummings push White House on records

A bipartisan letter from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee seeks information on Trump administration compliance with federal recordkeeping laws.

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