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Does the U.S. have new clout over the global internet?

A former NTIA administrator told a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee that the handover of internet address book functions to an international group gives the administration new bargaining cred.

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Security clearance process still slow, but more secure

OPM's National Background Investigations Bureau has made significant progress in securing its systems and data, but the security clearance backlog persists, a House panel finds.

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House approves raft of DHS bills

The House of Representatives passed package of bills covering a range of homeland security issues, from cybersecurity to border security and acquisition.

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Shulkin pledges no 'learning curve' as VA secretary

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee conducted a bipartisan hearing to elevate current VA Undersecretary for Health to lead the agency, while elsewhere in the legislative chamber, panels were at odds over other Trump cabinet picks.

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How cyber info sharing helps keep the lights on

At a House hearing, electricity industry reps said that information sharing between private sector and government is essential to mitigating cyber threats.

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House Dems want details on transition team threats to oust IGs

Two members on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want answers from the White House about reports that Trump officials told agency watchdogs to start looking for new jobs.

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Connolly looks to give feds a pay raise

For the fourth year running, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) has introduced legislation aimed at restoring "years of lost wage increases" for federal employees.

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House Oversight to tackle IT and workforce, but probably not Trump's potential conflicts

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a work plan for the 115th Congress that includes key reauthorizations and IT oversight, but Democrats on the panel wanted to hear more about President Trump's finances.

Cyber probes gain traction on the Hill

Cyber is front and center as the 115th Congress completes its first month, with multiple investigations into Russia’s election-related hacking and now a resolution to create a Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity.

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Senators drill down on 2018 defense spending

Just a month after the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act became law, the Senate Armed Services Committee is starting the process of formulating the 2018 defense budget.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

Chaffetz backs Trump's tough line on feds

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sketched his priorities for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but Democrats want to see a formal plan.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo; Rep. Will Hurd R-Texas

Pompeo confirmed as CIA head, Hurd to HPSCI

The Senate voted largely along party lines to confirm Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. Rep. Will Hurd, a former CIA agent and cyber expert will replace Pompeo on the House Intelligence Committee.

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