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    The digital government Americans deserve

    Five ways the Trump administration can build a more effective and secure digital government. 02/06/2017

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    Thornberry focused on DOD innovation and acquisition reform

    Increasing the Defense Department budget and driving innovation and acquisition reform will be the priorities of the House Armed Services Committee this year, according to Chairman Mac Thornberry. 02/06/2017

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    How expiring HHS contracts could fund the Trump agenda

    More than $24 billion in Department of Health and Human Services contracts are set to expire by the end of the year, according to a Govini analysis. Those funds could be redirected to help drive President Trump's health care agenda. 02/06/2017

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    SSA gets new access to payroll data

    To help prevent fraud, the Social Security Administration hopes make deals to access to private-sector payroll data in real time by the end of this year. 02/03/2017

  • Cloud.gov clears FedRAMP

    The General Services Administration-run Cloud.gov platform is ready for federal agencies to host online applications. 02/03/2017

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    Senators appeal to GSA watchdog on Trump hotel lease

    Two Senate Democrats turned to the General Services Administration's inspector general, asking the office to review President Trump's lease of the Old Post Office building in Washington. 02/03/2017

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    Treasury: No Russia sanctions lifted on U.S. tech

    While a Feb. 2 change to licensing rules to allow certain U.S. tech exports to Russia raised hackles among opponents of President Trump, a Treasury official said the policy was in the works for a month in response to complaints from U.S. businesses. 02/02/2017

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    Trump's OMB pick advances amid concern from Democrats

    Two Senate committees advanced President Donald Trump's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget on party-line votes, as Democrats raised concerns about his fitness to serve in that role. 02/02/2017

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    Security clearance process still slow, but more secure

    OPM's National Background Investigations Bureau has made significant progress in securing its systems and data, but the security clearance backlog persists, a House panel finds. 02/02/2017

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    Does the U.S. have new clout over the global internet?

    A former NTIA administrator told a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee that the handover of internet address book functions to an international group gives the administration new bargaining cred. 02/02/2017

  • GAO: NCCIC needs to clarify operating principles

    The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center "generally performs required functions" but it needs to further evaluate and clarify its operating principles and performance metrics, says GAO. 02/02/2017

  • VA shakes up infosec ranks

    Veterans Affairs Acting CIO, Rob Thomas, announced a realignment of senior IT security executives. 02/02/2017

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    Shulkin pledges no 'learning curve' as VA secretary

    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee conducted a bipartisan hearing to elevate current VA Undersecretary for Health to lead the agency, while elsewhere in the legislative chamber, panels were at odds over other Trump cabinet picks. 02/01/2017

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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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