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Visa Waiver Program now includes daily database check

More frequent database checks for Visa Waiver Program applicants is helping to prevent a potential blind spot, CBP's chief said.

Ernest Moniz

Energy Dept. seeks $83M increase to harden grid against cyberattack

The Department of Energy has requested an $83 million increase in funding to modernize the US electrical grid, the largest increase for any DOE research and development initiative.

General Daniel Allyn

Army seeks more cyber dollars in 2017 budget

The Vice Chief of Staff of the Army cautioned Congress that even a requested increase in funding won't be enough to get officials where they want to be.

Denise Turner Roth.

GSA's Roth quizzed over IT modernization fund

Lawmakers are unsure whether the $3.1 billion plan to fund a rolling governmentwide tech refresh is a good bet.

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House passes bills to streamline federal hiring, presidential transition

The House passed two workforce related – one to eliminate administrative roadblocks in federal hiring and another to smooth presidential transitions.

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Congress weighs in on FBI-Apple dispute

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle had serious questions about whether the FBI should be able to compel Apple to build software to support its investigative efforts.

Rep. Michael McCaul and Sen. Mark Warner

Details emerge about planned digital security commission

A new bill would create a commission to probe and issue recommendations on how to walk the line between privacy and security when it comes to commercially available encryption and other technologies.

Will Hurd

Hurd: FBI should clarify why Apple's help is necessary

Rep. Will Hurd told FCW he is concerned that the government is telling a private company how to build its software, and that strong encryption is good for the nation's security.

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DOD: $6.7B cyber budget would propel capabilities

The $6.7 billion the Defense Department wants to spend on cybersecurity in fiscal 2017 would take the military's cyber capabilities to the next level, Defense chiefs told Congress.

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DHS excoriated for mismanaged HR IT system

The Government Accountability Office warned that mismanagement has led to blown deadlines and wasted money in a Homeland Security effort to unify its human resources IT.

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Comey seeks $85M boost for FBI cyber

Most of that additional money will go toward buying better IT and providing cybersecurity training, Comey told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.

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Is NBIB another 'house of cards'?

Lawmakers voiced their frustration over the creation and funding of the National Background Investigations Bureau.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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