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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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Senate Intel committee releases election security recommendations

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its initial recommendations on election security after investigating Russian attempts to target election infrastructure during the 2016 U.S. elections.

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Commerce chief pushes Congress for census funding

Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross pushed appropriators to fund the updated lifecycle cost for the census, but offered little about the citizenship question and the search for a permanent director.

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Oversight panel advances records preservation, transparency bills

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a slate of bills aimed at preserving electronic records, improving customer experience and posting more information online.

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Shulkin: VA's health record modernization is a win for U.S. health care

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin told House appropriators that he expected the agency's adoption of the Cerner electronic health care record to have far reaching effects on the interoperability of the U.S. health system.

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GSA, OMB want Congress to help smooth the path to online buying

Legislation to lift the micropurchase ceiling and implement agile competition rules is needed for a new online buying plan, officials say.

House cyber leaders push CDM funding

Three lawmakers with cyber policy expertise are urging appropriators to fully fund the administration's request for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

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