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Christopher Wray, President Trump

FBI nominee stresses cyber and spy powers

FBI director nominee Christopher Wray told senators he will make cyber and the reauthorization of FISA Section 702 top priorities if he is confirmed.

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Is Congress transparent enough?

Legislative data is public and online, but transparency advocates are looking to make more-granular aspects of the lawmaking process easier to track and understand.

John Thompson, director Census Bureau 2013-2017

Lawmakers press on Census finances and leadership

Lawmakers from the House have raised concerns about the uncertainty of financial estimates of the costs of the 2020 census, while senators are urging President Trump to swiftly name a permanent director.

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IT, acquisition face changes in 2018 defense bills

The House and Senate have completed their draft 2018 defense bills that could result in significant changes for acquisition and IT management in the Pentagon.

Dr. John Zangardi, principal deputy CIO, Department of Defense

DOD CIO explains FITARA fail

In June, DOD received an F+ for its implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, but the CIO says his department is working to bring up its marks.

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Is the Data Act proving out?

Key sponsors of the Data Act from both parties have good things to say about the financial information being released under the law.

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9 GOP reps oppose cuts to federal retirement system

A group of House Republicans including D.C.-area lawmaker Barbara Comstock announced opposition to cuts aimed at federal employees and retirees in Trump's FY18 budget request.

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Officials press Congress to reauthorize spy powers

The Trump administration is asking Congress to reauthorize a critical foreign surveillance program without any amendments and to eliminate the sunset clause.

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Can tech geeks crack the codes of Congress?

A new challenge will call for ideas that use 21st century technology to reimagine legislative data.

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Acquisition reform prioritized in 2018 NDAA

The House Armed Services Committee is making acquisition reform a priority in its 2018 National Defense Authorization Act draft.

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.)

Eshoo pushes for cyber hygiene standards

California Democrat Anna Eshoo is reintroducing a bill to establish voluntary standards that would help prevent cyber infections on U.S. networks, computer systems and mobile devices.

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A long slog ahead for VA health record modernization

Lawmakers who welcomed the news of VA's plan to shift to a commercial health record now have to strap in for a multi-year implementation.

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