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Congress, GAO signal OTA oversight

Lawmakers join the Government Accountability Office in asserting greater oversight and review over "other transaction authority" awards.

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Senate approves Krebs to lead NPPD

After running the operation for almost a year, the temporary head of the National Protection and Programs Directorate is set to be sworn in as the group's official director.

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21 House Republicans ask Trump to rescind workforce orders

A group of 21 Republican lawmakers wants the Trump administration to reconsider three executive orders on federal unions that they say undermine existing labor laws.

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Army's Bailey, Congress' Aguilar and Wicker honored for cyber efforts

Phyllis Bailey, the CIO for the Army's Information Assurance Training, Education, and Awareness Division, received CompTIA's 2018 Excellence in Cybersecurity Award for driving DOD's information security certification requirements.

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Warner seeks fix for clearance backlog

Virginia Democrat Sen. Mark Warner proposed new cost transparency and processing goals to reform the federal security clearance process.

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Senate Dems look to shore up voting security

The Protecting Americans Votes and Elections Act sponsored by six Senate Democrats looks to digital ballot uncertainty by requiring paper ballots for all federal elections.

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Lawmakers push to expand agency spectrum sharing

New legislation would provide more money for agencies to research how to free up their federal spectrum holdings for commercialization.

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What the Senate wants to see in this year's NDAA

The Senate released its text and report for the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Take a look at a few of the biggest cyber provisions that could make it through final passage.

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Bid to revive Capitol Hill tech office fails

On a mostly party-line vote, the House rejected an effort bring back the Office of Technology Assessment.

Lawmakers seek standardized national encryption policy

A push on Capitol Hill looks to preempt a possible patchwork of data encryption policies varying from state to state.

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U.S. reverses ZTE ban

After a personal intervention by President Trump, the Commerce Department rescinded export restrictions aimed at Chinese telecom manufacturer ZTE.

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In House bill, Pentagon cloud funding comes with strings attached

The House defense appropriations bill includes new reporting requirements on the JEDI project and the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions cloud efforts.

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