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McCain continues push for cyber policy

Arizona senator says the U.S. still lacks a clear policy for deterring and defending against cyberattacks and vows to pressure the Trump administration to develop a comprehensive cyber strategy.

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NIST gets new cyber powers under House bill

A House panel approved legislation that would add new cybersecurity auditing and reporting duties to the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the White House science office.

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Feds worry about Trump's budget plans

The new administration’s hiring freeze and plans to cut civilian agencies’ budgets worry federal employees, and have caught the attention of their unions.

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Why the private sector is key to cybersecurity

There is only so much the military can do to protect the country in cyberspace, expert witnesses at a House hearing said, so Congress should invest more is supporting the private sector.

Phil Roe

New bill would give VA expanded authority to fire employees

The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee is looking to give leaders at VA new authority to fire employees across the organization.

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Trump pushes sweeping changes in speech to nation

In an address to a rare joint session of Congress, President Trump discussed his near-term plans, and his aim to dramatically change the priorities of the federal government in his 2018 budget.

Dan Coats

Is Coats too nice to lead ODNI?

As both a "resource and a liability," cyberspace will be a priority, Dan Coats tells the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during his confirmation hearing for Director of National Intelligence.

Ron Wyden

Wyden objects to DHS password collection plan

The Democratic senator hope to block plans, floated by the Homeland Security secretary, to collect social media and mobile device passwords as a condition for travelers to enter the United States.

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Chaffetz bills would outlaw warrantless stingray use

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced two bills that would rein in law enforcement's use of technologies that tracking users via their mobile phones.

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Failed SBINet offers lessons for border wall oversight

With a failed billion-dollar DHS project in mind, the agency's inspector general said he will audit the southern border wall project repeatedly as it is built.

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2020 census tabbed as 'high risk' by GAO

The 2020 Census is one of three additions to GAO's 2017 list of high-risk government programs.

VA Secretary David Shulkin and Pence, Walz, Roe

Veterans panel chairman wants faster action on VA scheduling

After the Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans to pursue multiple scheduling projects, the chairman of VA's authorizing committee said the agency should have a single system in place.

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