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House Homeland Committee wants more cyber funding for DHS

Twenty-eight of 31 members signed a letter to congressional appropriators arguing that the cyber mission at DHS is rising without a corresponding bump in resources.

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Senators wonder why we need Space Force

Lawmakers are worried about more bureaucracy and overlap, and some missing pieces to the Space Force plan.

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New GAO tech office starts to take shape

The Government Accountability Office's new science and technology wing plans to double its staff size and take on a much broader role in the IT modernization and emerging tech space.

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IRS wants $2.7 billion over six years to modernize IT

The IRS chief detailed an ambitious plan to fix the agency's longstanding IT modernization problems over the next six years.

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Will DHS leadership upheaval affect CISA?

As the Department of Homeland Security scrambles following the abrupt departures of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and number of top officials, the newly formed Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency could get caught up in the chaos.

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DOJ plans new cloud security program

The Justice Department wants a couple of million for a new powerful effort to extend data protections beyond its in-house networks.

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Senators to social media platforms: Stop tricking users

Lawmakers introduced a bill designed to make it more difficult for social media companies to use psychology and deceptive interfaces on their user base.

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The CLOUD Act, one year on

A Justice Department official praised the CLOUD Act a year after its passage, but some argue that it's too soon to tell what effects the new law will have on cross-border data transfer.

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House Dems oppose White House reorg plan

The White House's proposal to reorganize and shutter the Office of Personnel Management hit a major snag, with House Oversight Democrats opposing any funding of the plan.

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VA tells Congress that key Mission Act IT tool will work

A U.S. Digital Services team report recommended scrapping a tool needed for the June 6 implementation of a law that pays for veterans' healthcare outside the VA system.

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New bills look to lock in health coverage for feds during shutdowns

House and Senate lawmakers are teaming up on a new bill to make sure federal employee health benefits are not interrupted in the event of a government shutdown.

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DHS has yet to crack the code on its cyber workforce

A DHS official told Congress the department is getting closer to classifying and coding its cybersecurity workforce, but did not provide a timeline for completion.

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