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Lawmakers warn against weakening encryption

A congressional working group studying encryption has concluded that strong encryption is in the national interest, but needs of law enforcement must be accommodated.

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House panel seeks new rules for Stingrays

Technology used by law enforcement agencies to track the location of a cell phone needs to be better regulated, a House report concluded.

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Mulvaney's record shows tilt toward outsourcing, cutting federal workforce

President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget doesn't have a long record on IT issues, but he's shown an interest in outsourcing to the private sector and trimming the federal workforce by attrition.

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Obama signs bill clarifying IG authority

At the close of his administration, President Obama signed into law a measure that specifies access for inspectors general to agency information.

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Tech refresh bills will be back, says DHS CIO

IT modernization funding efforts will be back, according to DHS CIO Luke McCormack, and agencies should still position agile, cloud and other capabilities to show they're moving into a modern environment.

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GSA in the crosshairs on Trump lease

House Democrats and others say that President-elect Donald Trump will be in breach of his lease on the Old Post Office when he takes office, but the General Services Administration is not taking a position for now.

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Senate backs open gov bill

The Senate approved the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act by unanimous consent Dec. 10, and supporters of the bill are optimistic about its chances in the 115th Congress.

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Political battle escalates over charges of Russia election hacks

More members of Congress are joining the call for investigations of Russia's election hacking while the president-elect condemns the CIA and its findings.

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Will Trump make federal IT great again?

A business school professor who studies IT spending is hopeful about the prospects for a federal tech refresh under unified government.

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No government shutdown as Senate passes funding bill

With less than two hours remaining on the current federal appropriation, the Senate voted to keep the government funded through April 28.

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Civil service changes pass in NDAA, while Trump plans workforce moves

The annual defense bill passed Congress with a few provisions that impact the federal workforce. Advisors to President-elect Trump say more changes to federal employment could be on the horizon.

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Are agencies ready for the Data Act?

With the financial reporting requirements of the Data Act set to take effect in May 2017, a key oversight panel voiced concerns over agencies' progress.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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