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Dems on Trump reorg: 'Where's the data?'

Democrats in the Senate are reluctant to support the Trump administration's reorganization plan before OMB provides the underlying analysis used to justify claims it would lead to smoother governance.

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House panel approves bill to expedite fed firings

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced a bill that would make it easier to fire federal employees for poor performance or misconduct.

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Is Congress expanding its knowledge to meet oversight demands?

Another Hill hearing on social media shows members and staff struggling to keep pace with the knowledge required to do oversight on technology topics.

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Lawmaker looks to block Trump's latest workforce order

Two leading Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are also seeking hearings on the executive order putting administrative law judges outside of the competitive service.

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Rubio warns on 'deep fakes' in disinformation campaigns

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sounded the alarm over the extent to which the American populace remains vulnerable to tech-powered misinformation campaigns, particularly false and doctored videos.

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New VA office takes charge of electronic health record

The move was announced as the House Veterans Affairs Committee established a new subcommittee to oversee the $16 billion Vista replacement effort

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DHS: Current election system threats not as severe as 2016

Election system security issues are still critical, but 2018 election infrastructure threats aren't as "robust" as in 2016, a top official told Congress.

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DHS: Agencies need greater authority to protect tech supply chain

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security told a congressional committee that they would support additional authorities to better emphasize security in technology supply chain management throughout the federal government.

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Senators vexed by slow pace of Spectre/Meltdown disclosures

At a Senate hearing, lawmakers expressed frustration about delays in notifying government about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, and they want to see a change industry's approach after discovering flaws.

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The government reorganization plan: There may be a pony in there after all

Attention and criticism have focused on the proposed org-chart changes, Alan Balutis notes, but the real opportunities lie elsewhere.

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Waging cyber war without a rulebook

As the U.S. looks to go on the offense in the cyber domain, critical questions remain unanswered around who will take the lead and how clearly to draw the rules of engagement.

DOJ backtracks on linking OPM hack to loan fraud case

The Justice Department acknowledged that a news release connecting a loan fraud case with the massive data theft of employee data at OPM was "premature."

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