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Senators: Reorg plans must balance workforce cuts against mission success

Agencies expect to hit the first deadline set by the White House's plan to restructure government and reduce the size of the workforce, but lawmakers want to make sure their efforts don't come at the expense of effective operations.

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DOD to Congress: continuing resolution threatens modernization

The U.S. military is facing new threats from technologically savvy adversaries, and unless Congress provides stable funding, U.S. forces will be increasingly vulnerable in the cyber domain say Pentagon leaders.

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House Dems push back on Trump's pension cuts for feds

In a letter addressed to the House's speaker and minority leader, Democratic lawmakers rebuked the White House for proposed cuts to the federal workforce in the fiscal year 2018 budget request.

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Want to stop the next WannaCry? Stop classifying and start sharing

The former federal CISO and other experts tell Congress that aggressive public-private collaboration is the key to warding off global contagion attacks.

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Congress offers $65M as down payment on Vista replacement

House Appropriators are budgeting $65 million for the Department of Veterans Affairs to launch its plan to acquire a commercial health record, but the funding comes with conditions.

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VA accountability bill clears Congress

The House approves a Senate bill that gives the Veterans Affairs secretary new authority to discipline and fire problem employees while enhancing whistleblower protections.

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Grassley calls Trump administration's oversight claims 'nonsense'

A leading Senate Republican is amplifying claims by House Democrats for access to Trump administration officials and materials for oversight purposes. A new lawsuit, meanwhile, also could shake loose relevant documents and details.

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COVFEFE the typo becomes COVFEFE the bill

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) riffed on a recent Twitter meme with legislation that would expand the Presidential Records Act to explicitly include social media posts as documentary material.

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Congress wants oversight of DOD cyber ops

Legislators have introduced a bill requiring the Pentagon to provide details of sensitive military cyber weapons and cyber operations.

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Comey warns Russia will be back

While many questions remained unanswered after the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, he made one point abundantly clear: Russia interfered in the 2016 election, and it will do so again.

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Timeline, budget for VA health record switch in progress

VA Secretary David Shulkin told a Senate panel it could take up to six months before a plan is in place to acquire services from commercial electronic health record provider Cerner.

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U.S. faces challenges tracking cryptocurrencies

Improved IT systems, new training and updated legislation are needed to track the use of virtual currencies by ransomware crooks and terrorists, according to a U.S. official.

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