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Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

Election security bill stalled in the Senate

A bid to advance a bipartisan election security bill out of committee is in limbo as pressure from states and voting tech vendors mounts.

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Senators duel over audit requirements in election security bill

As an election security bill heads toward markup in the Senate, two of the original cosponsors are divided over whether the bill should mandate that post-election audits be done by hand.

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Border wall still looms large in FY19 funding talks

With time growing short on the appropriations calendar, border wall funding could still be an issue when it comes to keeping the government open in October.

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In Congress, election security proposals aim at 2020 cycle

Many of the proposals to fix election security would likely have limited effect in the short term.

FCC chairman: truth about site failure should have come out sooner

Ajit Pai told lawmakers that he couldn't alert the public to an event incorrectly designated as a cyberattack without jeopardizing a federal investigation.

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Budget uncertainty is routine. What makes 2018 different?

Continuing resolutions and funding uncertainty have been the "new normal" for years, but experts at the Professional Services Council say that this year presents new challenges.

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McCaskill sounds alarms over proposed IG budget cuts

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security committee is calling foul on budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration to a number of inspector general offices throughout the federal government.

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Sen. Markey wants details on cyber threats to the U.S. grid

In letters to federal agencies and power companies, Sen. Edward Markey wants more information on reports of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in U.S. power systems.

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4 House Intel members offer election security bill

A Senate proposal to secure the U.S. election system has a companion bill in the House and a prominent Republican co-sponsor.

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Social media use is booming in Congress. That has implications for the rest of government

With practically every member of Congress now on at least one social media platform, it’s easier than ever to reach legislators and influence their decision-making.

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Senate passes 2019 NDAA

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act heads to the White House, avoiding a late-year debate, after the Senate passed the conference report 87-10.

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New bill would restore IRS critical pay for IT hires

A new bill by Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) would reinstate a key hiring tool to boost IT talent at the Internal Revenue Service.

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