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  • Internet Governance
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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

  • Homeland Security

    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

  • Veterans Affairs

    VA shakes up infosec ranks

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

  • Veterans Affairs
    David Shulkin USH VA

    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

  • Workforce
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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

  • Cybersecurity
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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

  • Oversight
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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

  • CBP chief Vitiello

    CBP gets new chief

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

  • Congress
    US Capitol

    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

  • man planning layoffs

    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

  • Cybersecurity
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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

  • Workforce
    Gerry Connolly_2015 Eagle

    Connolly looks to give feds a pay raise

    For the fourth year running, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) has introduced legislation aimed at restoring "years of lost wage increases" for federal employees. 01/31/2017

  • Homeland Security
    Elaine Duke DHS

    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

  • Homeland Security
    John Kelly, DHS Secretary

    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

  • Congress
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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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