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Ryan, Murray team up on evidence-based policy bill

The House speaker and Democratic senator have introduced legislation to help measure government efficiency based on their commission’s findings.

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Whitehouse renews call for cyber IG

One lawmaker thinks it's time for a dedicated inspector general with the authority to do penetration testing of federal agency networks and systems.

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PSC: Fed IT spend is flat, but MGT is the wild card

Pending modernization legislation could make a big difference in federal IT spending, according to a new trade association study and federal officials.

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Three paths for Congress on spy powers

Privacy advocates and security hawks in Congress are grappling over the future of surveillance.

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Automation is the secret to modernization

How applying automation technology can speed agencies' modernization of outdated systems.

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Commerce looks to the post office for census help

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified the department is "in negotiations" with USPS to use its postal carriers part-time to conduct Census operations during the 2018 end-to-end test.

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U.S. ports lack key cyber tools

The NotPetya attack in June that briefly crippled shipping giant Maersk is a reminder that maritime cybersecurity vulnerability is a problem with global reach.

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Will warning labels shield users against insecure IoT?

A pair of Democratic lawmakers is backing new cybersecurity standards for connected devices, including a framework to identify and label products.

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Dems see opportunity on cyber

The moderate New Democrat Coalition is looking for bipartisan support for a cybersecurity agenda focused on public-private cooperation.

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Census delays IT contracts, plays catchup on systems

At a quarterly meeting, Census announced it has delayed two key IT contracts, but following a requested funding increase, is catching up on IT systems development.

Some states look to feds for help replacing old voting equipment

A group of Democratic lawmakers heard from advocates for federal help in refreshing obsolete voting tech.

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Congress passes budget plan without steep cuts to federal retirement plans

The House narrowly approved a budget blueprint that omitted deep cuts to federal retirement benefits initially sought by conservatives on Capitol Hill.

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