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  • Congress
    Gerry Connolly_2015 Eagle

    Connolly: cybersecurity at stake in election

    One of the champions of IT reform in Congress said that the November election could significantly shuffle membership on committees with responsibility for cybersecurity. 10/18/2016

  • Oversight
    Jason Chaffetz

    Watchdog rips IT management at Secret Service

    A follow-up report on the leak of Rep. Jason Chaffetz's old job application data at the Secret Service finds nagging holes in the agency's management of personal data and IT. 10/14/2016

  • Modernization
    Federal CIO Tony Scott  (Photo: Robert Severi for FCW)

    Legacy fund already having impact

    U.S. CIO Tony Scott said a proposed IT modernization fund, still before Congress, is changing the way agencies think about upgrading legacy technology. 10/13/2016

  • Congress
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    House panel checks in on Census IT testing

    Key lawmakers want to make sure the Census Bureau is leaving enough time to acquire and test critical IT systems to support the 2020 population count. 10/12/2016

  • Congress
    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah.)

    Sen. Hatch dives into the FAR

    A key Senate committee wants to hear from vendors about how well agencies are following IT procurement rules. 10/11/2016

  • Workforce
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    Should feds take jail threats seriously?

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned rank-and-file feds at NTIA of potential adverse legal consequences of participating in a government activity that he said is expressly banned by statute. 10/10/2016

  • Shared Services
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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. 10/04/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    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. 10/03/2016

  • Workforce
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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. 09/30/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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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. 09/30/2016

  • Workforce
    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. 09/29/2016

  • Cybersecurity

    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." 09/28/2016

  • Congress
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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. 09/28/2016

  • Drones
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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. 09/28/2016

  • Congress
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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. 09/27/2016

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