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OMB Deputy director of management nominee clears committee

If confirmed by the full Senate, Margaret Weichert will have a hand in several major technology and workforce issues, including IT modernization, supervising the federal CIO and serving as the point person for federal agency reorganization.

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OPM extends pay freeze for senior ranks

The Office of Personnel Management is extending a pay freeze for senior political officials — at least until Congress passes appropriations legislation.

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Senator seeks probe of 'burrowing' CFPB fed

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) wants the Office of Special Counsel to look into the conversion of Leandra English from a political appointee at OPM to a career official at CFPB.

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Congress requires mobile-friendly websites

The Connected Government Act requires all new or redesigned federal websites to scale to mobile screens.

Bipartisan Senate bill would boost election security aid to states

The measure seeks to boost the level of federal support to state local officials in order to protect the nation's election infrastructure from foreign cyber interference.

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Congress passes 3-week funding bill

With the clock running out on government funding, the House and the Senate passed a bill to keep agencies open over the holidays.

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Will the government shut down for the holidays? Stay tuned.

House leaders scrapped a plan to extend government operations through mid-January while fully funding defense at 2018 levels, and appear to be settling for an uncomplicated short-term solution.

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Hurd dishes on MGT's future

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) discusses the prospects of the MGT Act's centralized modernization fund actually getting funded for fiscal year 2018 and how agencies can maximize the working capital funds.

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DHS advisory board to examine 'going dark' encryption challenge

At the House Homeland Committee's request, DHS created a working group within the Homeland Security Advisory Council to deal with the challenges encryption poses to law enforcement agencies.

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Lankford looks to cut debate time for political nominations

With hundreds of key vacancies throughout the government, one GOP senator is looking to cut debate time for nominees requiring Senate approval.

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Kaspersky challenges DHS software ban in court

Kaspersky Lab announced Dec. 18 that it will challenge a DHS directive banning the use of their software in the federal government.

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Lawmakers set oversight agenda for IT modernization

Leaders on the House Oversight Committee offered a first look at plans for oversight of MGT Act implementation.

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