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Funding bill clears Congress, heads for president's desk

The $1.3 trillion spending package passed the House of Representatives on March 22 and the Senate in the early hours of March 23. President Trump is expected to sign the bill, securing government funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2018.

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USAF head praises OTAs, but warns on micromanagement

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told a Capitol Hill panel that she was pleased with new acquisition authorities, but said micromanagement is still slowing the pace of procurement.

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Trump signs spending bill

After threatening a veto with a morning tweet, the president announced he signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2018.

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CLOUD Act set to pass in omnibus

Congress is poised to pass legislation that will have big implications for cross-border data sharing, law enforcement investigations and data privacy.

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Omnibus boosts Census funding

The 2018 funding bill gives the bureau a long-sought funding increase as it enters a make-or-break testing period.

Lawmakers eye CDM legislation

Legislation may be coming with the aim of putting the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program back on track.

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Rep. Will Hurd: Making modernization possible

A much-need source of IT expertise on Capitol Hill, the 2018 Government Eagle Award winner was instrumental to making MGT a legislative reality.

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Now's not the time for a Space Force, STRATCOM leader says

Following President Donald Trump's comments, U.S. Strategic Commander Gen. John Hyten said he loved the idea of a Space Corps, but America doesn't need one yet.

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Congress poised to put up $380 million for election security

A day after members of the Senate Intelligence Committee called for federal funding to assist states in securing their voting systems, the committee's chairman said the forthcoming spending bill will include an expected $380 million in grant funding for that purpose.

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House Republicans renew Holman Rule

The House backed a provision to allow lawmakers to offer amendments that cut spending on specific programs, offices or federal employees.

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Senator still waiting on grid cyber assessments from Energy

As the Energy Department prepares to build out its cybersecurity capacity, a key member of the Senate Energy committee is waiting on energy sector cyber assessments.

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House releases must-pass spending bill two days ahead of shutdown

Six months into fiscal year 2018, with about 48 hours left on the current continuing resolution, Congress appears poised to pass an appropriations package.

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