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Will Hurd

Solving the federal IT workforce problem

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) argues that potential answers to the federal government’s IT workforce gap lie in expanding youth programs and partnerships between public and private sectors.

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Legislators call for better implementation of transparency legislation

Reps. Darrell Issa and Mike Quigley are calling for more timely action on new legislation and greater enforcement of current laws to improve transparency in government.

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House passes IT modernization bill

The Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016, a bill to authorize funds to replace legacy IT, passed the House on a voice vote.

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Missed deportee fingerprints spark legislation

A new bill would force DHS to digitize all fingerprint records in the wake of an embarrassing oversight report.

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'Cyber Cold War' rhetoric raises alarms

Calls from Capitol Hill for "mutually assured destruction" over alleged Russian hacking are raising questions about whether cyber deterrence is even possible.

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Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

McCaul: Russia is messing with U.S. election tech

Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is calling for the White House to strongly condemn Russia's hack of election databases.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

Cruz seeks to block internet transition

Sen. Ted Cruz is leading an effort to stop a long-standing U.S. plan to cede control of an aspect of global internet architecture.

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DHS officials say border databases are working together

Interlocking database checks are a potent link in blocking potential terrorists from entering the U.S., DHS officials said at a Capitol Hill hearing.

Data Act sponsor wants a look at agency implementation plans

Sen. Mark Warner has requested an update on how agencies are implementing the Data Act since OMB and Treasury issued standards and implementation guidance earlier this year.

Marcel Lettre, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

New policy on encryption appears unlikely

The director of the National Security Agency and the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence told a Senate panel that encryption issues would continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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Lawmaker grouses about cybersecurity delays at IRS

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wants the tax agency to pick up the pace on Einstein implementation.

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In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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