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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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Defense bill requires cyber warfare doctrine

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission, mandated in the 2019 defense bill, will evaluate current national cyber policies and determine strategies on enforcing cyber norms and what attacks deserve a response.

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New bill bakes FedRAMP into law

Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly is pushing a bill to set clear lines of responsibility and compliance for the cloud authorization process.

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Federal unions push back against 'chaos'

In court, at agencies and at rallies, federal employee unions are battling what they're calling an unprecedented assault on the workforce.

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Proposed OPM-GSA merger includes IT consolidation

As part of a proposed shift of most of OPM's function to GSA, officials plan a sharp consolidation of HR systems and the digitization of paper-based health and retirement records.

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Watchdog: Government cyber defenses lag as attacks evolve

Legacy IT systems continue to limit the overall effectiveness of other cybersecurity solutions, federal CIO Suzette Kent said at a July 25 House hearing.

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