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Senators offer new VA bill after court nixes firing measure

A new accountability bill would make it easier for leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire problem employees.

FBI Director James Comey, testifying March 25 before a House Appropriations subcommittee.

Will Comey's encryption legacy at FBI go dark?

Politics aside, what does the firing of FBI Director James Comey mean for the future of cybersecurity law enforcement and the debate over commercial encryption?

Claire McCaskill

McCaskill slams 'turf wars' over cyber

Why some senators and private sector players think big changes are needed in the U.S. approach to cybersecurity.

David Shulkin USH VA

Court tosses VA's expedited firing authority

A federal court invalidated part of a 2014 law that makes it easier to fire VA workers, and the agency wants a replacement from Congress.

Heather Wilson, former US Rep, current Secy USAF

Wilson confirmed as Air Force secretary

The Senate confirmed Heather Wilson as the new secretary of the Air Force just days after the Trump administration's second nominee for Army secretary withdrew from consideration.

Michael Rogers

Rogers: 'cyber war' is here to stay

The head of U.S. Cyber Command told senators that the Trump administration is looking to speed up the tempo of cyber operations.

Lindsey Graham swears in former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and James Clapper, former director of the Office of National Intelligence.

DOJ warned Flynn could be blackmailed by Russia

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates told the Senate Judiciary Committee she warned the White House on Jan. 26 that then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail by Russia.

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As big deadline hits, lawmakers warn on long-term risks to Data Act

Agencies are due to report their first tranche of spending data under the Data Act on May 9, but lawmakers are framing the milestone date as a starting point.

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Intel act highlights cyber, STEM and Russia

Prioritizing STEM education, improving cybersecurity, reviewing the ODNI and countering Russian influence are among the priorities Congress has spelled out in the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act.

David Shulkin USH VA

VA chief talks commercial Vista

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin told House appropriators that the agency was closing in on a decision about the future of its homegrown electronic health record.

Mobile security threats facing feds

Federal wireless device users face a disparate set of threats, but the government's buying clout is unlikely change the security picture, a new study says.

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Trump signs funding bill, deflecting budget fight to the fall

The federal government is funded through the end of fiscal year 2017, but big battles and a possible shutdown loom for the 2018 budget.

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