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Lawmakers target disappearing records

Two bills before the House Oversight committee deal with the problem of electronic records being altered or lost.

Jason Chaffetz and Mark Meadows

House panel wants answers from the Army on hiring freeze exemptions

The Pentagon said it was going to exempt childcare for military families from the civilian hiring freeze, but Republican leaders on a key House committee want answers from the Army on implementation.

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2017 defense bill advances

The House Appropriations Committee has introduced the final $578 billion defense spending bill for the remainder of FY2017. It's an $11 billion increase over 2016, but far short of what defense hawks say is needed going forward.

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DOD vague on AT&L split

The Department of Defense met its to update Congress on progress towards splitting the office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, but provided few details on what the split will look like.

Devin Nunes

House panel defines scope of Russia probe

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has agreed on the scope of its inquiry into Russia's election influence operations as new questions arise about the attorney general's contacts with the Russian ambassador.

Grant program would support state, local cybersecurity

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is looking to help state, local and tribal governments protect their data, systems and networks.

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McCain continues push for cyber policy

Arizona senator says the U.S. still lacks a clear policy for deterring and defending against cyberattacks and vows to pressure the Trump administration to develop a comprehensive cyber strategy.

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NIST gets new cyber powers under House bill

A House panel approved legislation that would add new cybersecurity auditing and reporting duties to the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the White House science office.

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Feds worry about Trump's budget plans

The new administration’s hiring freeze and plans to cut civilian agencies’ budgets worry federal employees, and have caught the attention of their unions.

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Why the private sector is key to cybersecurity

There is only so much the military can do to protect the country in cyberspace, expert witnesses at a House hearing said, so Congress should invest more is supporting the private sector.

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New bill would give VA expanded authority to fire employees

The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee is looking to give leaders at VA new authority to fire employees across the organization.

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Trump pushes sweeping changes in speech to nation

In an address to a rare joint session of Congress, President Trump discussed his near-term plans, and his aim to dramatically change the priorities of the federal government in his 2018 budget.

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