• Oversight
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    GAO, Census differ on IT readiness

    Uncertainty over the impact the addition of the citizenship question and IT systems' readiness dominated a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing intended to discuss the Census Bureau's fiscal year 2019 budget.

  • IT Modernization
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    9 agencies seek TMF funds

    Nine agencies have submitted plans to tap the first $100 million available via the Technology Modernization Fund, but no decisions have been made yet.

  • Open Gov
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    FOIA advisers push for more proactive disclosure

    A federal advisory committee wants agencies build Freedom of Information Act responsiveness into acquisition and tech plans.

  • Privacy
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    New CLOUD Act splits industry, civil liberty orgs

    Major tech companies are on board with a newly proposed bill that would give the U.S. and select nations greater access to cross-border data, but digital privacy advocates are sounding the alarm. 02/09/2018

  • Workforce
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    OPM looks to improve training, fix skills gap

    The Trump administration's human resources strategy includes tasking agencies with better use of data and revising organizational structures. 02/09/2018

  • Infrastructure
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    How NTIA is trying to push 5G

    The federal government looking to encourage 5G wireless tech by trimming regulations and making it easier for carriers to use federal property for cell sites. 02/09/2018

  • People
    Maj. Gen. Robert "Bo" Dyess

    ARCIC head announces retirement

    Maj. Gen. Robert “Bo” Dyess announced his retirement during a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing Feb. 7. 02/09/2018

  • Budget
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    Congress votes to end overnight shutdown

    The Senate and House voted to pass a two-year topline budget agreement and a six-week continuing resolution. after a brief overnight appropriations lapse after midnight Feb. 8. 02/08/2018

  • Defense
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    Army looks at redefining its classified networks

    Army leaders hope to modernize mobile networks through secure but unclassified pathways. 02/08/2018

  • People
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    Trump names new ethics chief

    The Trump administration has nominated Emory Rounds to head the Office of Government Ethics. 02/08/2018

  • Telecom
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    EIS vendors show progress on testing

    Major carriers on the government's $50 billion telecommunications contract are advancing on required systems testing. 02/08/2018

  • People
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    Christopher Krebs picked to lead NPPD

    The current acting undersecretary brings both federal and private sector cybersecurity expertise to a position that is becoming increasingly important to the DHS mission. 02/08/2018

  • Oversight
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    DHS reauthorization remains a heavy lift in Senate

    A Senate hearing on reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security made some headway, but long-running jurisdictional disputes threatened to once again derail the process. 02/07/2018

  • Congress
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), shown here on C-SPAN on Feb. 7, 2018

    Senate leaders strike two-year budget deal

    Senate leaders struck a budget deal Feb. 7, paving the way for a spending bill to avert another shutdown. 02/07/2018

  • Oversight
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    DHS lags in classifying cyber positions

    Despite legislation, the Department of Homeland Security hasn't taken steps to make it easier to monitor progress in building and managing a cybersecurity workforce. 02/07/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Lawmakers probe bug bounty payouts

    At a Senate hearing, cybersecurity firms defended the practice of paying bug bounties and pointed to regulatory gaps that hinder legitimate security research. 02/07/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Trump administration announces new cyber office at State

    The announcement, made in the middle of a House hearing examining the State Department's decision to downgrade its cyber office last year, could leave the Cyber Diplomacy Act in limbo. 02/06/2018

  • IT Modernization
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    OMB's user guide to the MGT Act

    The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act. 02/06/2018

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