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OPM puts agencies on notice about hiring politicals for civil service jobs

The federal government's HR agency put up a caution flag about hiring former political appointees for career jobs, as Congress weighs in on the practice of current politicals "burrowing in" to the civil service.

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White House hints at new cyber policies

Changes sparked by the cybersecurity executive order are on the horizon, a top administration official said, as cyber workforce issues continue to challenge agencies.

Senate panel approves DHS authorization

A Senate panel voted up a DHS authorization bill, but it stripped out provisions to focus the agency on improving election system cybersecurity capabilities.

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Senators press DNI on Russian interference, cyber

Lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee continue to press the administration for a cyber warfare doctrine and action on Russian election interference.

Lawmaker looks to boost FTC power in data breach enforcement

California Democrat Ted Lieu wants to expand the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to take action against companies who lose their consumer data in security breaches.

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Why the Energy Department needs a cyber program

The DOE wants $96 million in fiscal 2019 to fund a cybersecurity office to help manage threats facing the energy grid.

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Nakasone discusses deterrence, dual-hat structure at confirmation hearing

"Our adversaries have not seen our response in sufficient detail to change their behavior,” the Army general said when asked about previous cyber provocations.

Senate panel takes up DHS authorization

Senate Homeland Security Committee is lining up a DHS authorization bill for next week that includes a proposal to reorganize the agency's cybersecurity operation.

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Contractors gripe about DHS clearance woes

Varied and uneven security clearance processes for contractors across DHS components are leading to confusion and problems for vendors, industry experts told a congressional panel.

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Rogers: CyberCom lacks authority, resources to defend all of cyberspace

The outgoing NSA and U.S. Cyber Command chief told lawmakers CyberCom is not sitting on its hands when it comes to potential Russian cyber interference, but it lacks the authority to do more absent additional presidential direction.

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What does the House retirement wave mean for tech?

More than a few committee chairs and members with cyber and technology policy chops are leaving Congress. Will it matter to the govtech space?

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Senators want CBP to close e-Passport security gap

U.S. border authorities lack the software to authenticate digital signatures in ePassports -- a situation two senators would like to change.

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