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How IT legislation can supercharge shared services

The IT modernization bill that passed the House could be fuel for shared services to get fully airborne in the next four years, according to OMB.

Jeh Johnson

More states tap DHS for help with voting security

DHS fields almost two dozen requests from states for cybersecurity services to help protect voter systems, as Capitol Hill leaders from both parties oppose critical infrastructure designation.

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'Burrowing in' oversight needs improvement

Agencies say OPM's policy requiring agencies to seek approval to move political appointees to career posts is confusing, and OPM does not identify all cases.

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House panel praises cybersecurity teamwork

The House Energy & Commerce Committee staff didn't wait for a report on FDA's cyber vulnerabilities to be completed to before it let the agency know there was a big potential problem.

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

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Congress averts shutdown with spending deal

Both chambers of Congress came to terms on some disputed spending deals, allowing votes to proceed on a continuing resolution to keep the government funded through Dec. 9.

Could critical infrastructure designation make state election systems less safe?

Another state official tells Congress that direct DHS oversight could create new risks, "ultimately undermining the security of our elections."

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Congress hears from small biz on drone rules

A month after the FAA's rules for integrating commercial drones into U.S. airspace took effect, commercial operators see a bright future, but also want more guidance.

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Senate blocks vote on funding bill

Senate Democrats are pressing for funding for water cleanup in Flint, Mich. If no one blinks, another government shutdown could be in the offing.

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Geospatial-as-a-service isn't far off

As commercial satellite imaging companies multiply, NGA is looking for new ways to acquire mapping data.

18 states tap DHS for voting security help

Jeh Johnson updated lawmakers on election security efforts during a hearing that focused on a variety of online and physical threats.

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Cyber advice for Hill staffers

Congressional staffers have a lot of responsibility to protect their decentralized IT systems.

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