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    OPM explains the hiring freeze

    The Office of Personnel Management released guidance explaining what is and isn't covered by the hiring freeze. There are more exceptions than one might think. 02/01/2017

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    How cyber info sharing helps keep the lights on

    At a House hearing, electricity industry reps said that information sharing between private sector and government is essential to mitigating cyber threats. 02/01/2017

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    Trump transition threatened to fire IGs

    Agency watchdogs told the House Oversight Committee that early worries about a purge of the IG ranks by the Trump transition have been put to rest, but they were still concerned about the possible consequences of the federal hiring freeze. 02/01/2017

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    CBP gets new chief

    Border Patrol lands an agency veteran and union favorite as its new leader. 02/01/2017

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    House approves raft of DHS bills

    The House of Representatives passed package of bills covering a range of homeland security issues, from cybersecurity to border security and acquisition. 02/01/2017

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    House Dems want details on transition team threats to oust IGs

    Two members on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want answers from the White House about reports that Trump officials told agency watchdogs to start looking for new jobs. 01/31/2017

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    Trump postpones cyber executive order

    President Trump and his team provide more details of a forthcoming executive order on cybersecurity, but postpone its signing without explanation. 01/31/2017

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    DHS, ICE get new top managers

    The White House has tapped a long-time DHS management/acquisition executive as second in command at the agency, as well as a veteran enforcer at ICE. 01/31/2017

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    DHS explores the details of 'extreme vetting'

    Social media could play a large role in the Department of Homeland Security's development of new, stricter methods of vetting immigrants from terror trouble spots, according to the new DHS chief. 01/31/2017

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    House Oversight to tackle IT and workforce, but probably not Trump's potential conflicts

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a work plan for the 115th Congress that includes key reauthorizations and IT oversight, but Democrats on the panel wanted to hear more about President Trump's finances. 01/31/2017

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    Dave Mader joins Deloitte

    The former OMB controller, who pushed aggressively for shared services, will be the chief strategy officer for Deloitte's federal civilian sector business. 01/30/2017

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    50-year-old cyber warnings from CIA

    The CIA's online database of declassified documents reveals the computer security concerns of an intelligence working group. 01/30/2017

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    IG reports hiccups in GSA's cloud adoption

    IG audits just released show as managed services pioneer GSA had to absorb some early lessons about cloud security. 01/30/2017

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    Can DHS push harder on biometrics?

    President Trump's controversial immigration order calls for an expedited approach to biometric entry/exit system, but significant issues still dog its implementation. 01/30/2017

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    Despite budget uncertainty, Census remains 'on track,' officials say

    The Census Bureau has altered and trimmed programs in advance of the 2018 end-to-end test of census tech, but officials say that despite budget uncertainty, the projects remain on schedule. 01/28/2017

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