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Is census 2020 running out of runway?

As the timeline shortens, House overseers are demanding that the CIO-less Census Bureau prove it is on track to get the technology and leadership ready for the 2020 headcount.

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IGs press Senate on records access

A group of inspectors general appealed to congressional leaders to change a Justice Department order they say is preventing them from carrying out their oversight duties.

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House, Senate bills would urge more sanctions on Iranian hackers

The Iran Cyber Sanctions Act of 2016 would push the U.S. government to slap more sanctions on Iranian hackers.

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OPM: Contractor's departure will not affect operations

Imperatis had been awarded a crucial contract to carry out the Shell modernization project for OPM. The firm has quit due to "financial distress," according to OPM.

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Federal background checks could soon factor in social media

After years of planning, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence approved the incorporation of public social media feeds in security clearance investigations -- a move that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Should airlines pay to get FAA tech past the 1990s?

The nation's air traffic control system is in dire need of stable funding. Is taking the checkbook away from Congress the answer?

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Bill would require White House policy on cyberwar

Two senators have introduced legislation that would require the administration to create a policy for when a cyberattack crosses the boundary from a crime or nuisance to qualify as an act of war.

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FDIC shakeup over 'major incident' revelations

The agency is scrambling to shore up its internal cybersecurity practices as watchdogs scrutinize a spate of unauthorized employee data extractions.

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New USPS legislation won't touch tech, probably

Lawmakers are exploring their options for an agency in dire need of aid.

Will Hurd

Hurd: Hospitals shouldn't look to government for cyber protection

Rep. Will Hurd offered blunt advice to hospitals as the healthcare industry faces an epidemic of cyber attacks.

Rep. Darrell Issa

Issa: Better standards needed for IoT

Rep. Darrell Issa joined industry and agency experts in urging a proactive approach to security and privacy standards for the Internet of Things.

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)

Senate VA bill looks to change agency culture, accelerate termination for cause

A new bill would make it easier for the VA secretary to fire executives and rank-and-file employees.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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