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DHS cyber chief says the election system 'works,' is resilient to tampering

Christopher Krebs, Homeland Security’s undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, said that while Russia stole voter data during the 2016 election, vote tallies were not hacked.

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MSPB inches closer to addressing massive backlog

A Senate panel advanced three nominees to serve on the Merit Systems Protection Board, a step towards ending the board's longest-ever period without a quorum.

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State of evidence-based policymaking under Trump: 'Bad'

Former government officials say that while more statistics and information are available than ever before, the use of that evidence is often not factored into policymaking.

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Grant Schneider named federal CISO

A year and a half into the Trump administration, Schneider can remove the “acting” label from his job title.

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NBIB pilot looks to contractor data to speed clearances

A planned National Background Investigative Bureau pilot program taps contractor hiring data to speed clearance checks.

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New CDM bill aims for flexibility, newer tech

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced legislation designed to give the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility to implement and share a key cybersecurity program with partner agencies.

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Why Congress should embrace market research for DOD

A provision in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act would bring significant benefits to DOD IT acquisition.

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Senior fed is Trump's pick to lead Census Bureau

Steven Dillingham, director of the Office of Strategic Information, Research, and Planning at the Peace Corps, was nominated to lead the Census Bureau through 2021.

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Cybersecurity, AI strategies coming from DOD

The Defense Department's acting deputy CIO for cybersecurity said to expect cyber and artificial intelligence strategies in the coming weeks.

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Dam cyber: Interior IG closes out audit of hydroelectric control systems

In a follow-up to a June report, auditors did not discover additional vulnerabilities in the Interior Department's management of five hydroelectric dams.

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Still no extension on EIS

GSA is still considering an extension on its 2020 deadline for federal agencies to move to the $50 billion next-generation telecommunications contract.

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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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