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  • Workforce
    man planning layoffs

    Either Congress reforms the civil service, or Trump does it his way, senator warns

    Workforce cuts through a freeze and attrition "may not be optimal," said Sen. James Lankford, and Congress can collaborate to find a better way. 02/09/2017

  • Congress
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    Senators hone in on Russia's cyber capabilities

    The U.S. lacks a complete understanding of Russian cyber capabilities and does not have a coherent policy to deter and defend against cyberattacks, according to witnesses and senators at a hearing. 02/09/2017

  • Internet of Things
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    Watchdog: IT glitch at NASA led to fire

    NASA, like many other large federal and commercial organizations, is still sorting out how to handle interconnected automatic industrial control devices and systems within its larger IT environment, according to a watchdog report. 02/09/2017

  • Law Enforcement
    NSA headquarters

    Contractor indicted for stealing spy secrets

    Harold Martin, until recently a Booz Allen contractor, was indicted by a federal grand jury for stealing secrets from spy agencies, including NSA and CIA. 02/09/2017

  • U.S.-China conversation.  Shutterstock image.

    The uncomfortable truth about tech in China

    The lack of political and civic freedom is not preventing Chinese firms from producing game-changing IT, Steve Kelman writes. Is it time to rethink our assumptions about innovation? 02/09/2017

  • Modernization
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

    Senators quiz IGs on NextGen, FirstNet

    Senators on the Commerce Committee are looking to agency watchdogs for news and oversight of large IT infrastructure projects like FAA's NextGen and the Commerce Department's FirstNet. 02/08/2017

  • Defense
    Cybersecurity research

    Army Cyber is targeting civilians (for jobs)

    The U.S. Army has launched two new initiatives to bring civilian cyber experts into the workforce, one of which is a pilot program to examine the interest in direct commissions for cyber positions. 02/08/2017

  • Space
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    Airspace integration takes more than tech

    Integrating commercial space vehicles into the National Air Space is an organizational challenge as well as a technical one, experts say. 02/08/2017

  • Oversight
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    NASA's shadow IT problem

    In a follow-up review of the space agency's cloud IT, NASA's IG said there are still problems with FedRAMP authorizations. 02/08/2017

  • Congress
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)

    Oversight Dems renew bid for Trump lease info

    The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has tapped colleagues to assist his efforts to obtain unredacted info on the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. 02/08/2017

  • Health IT
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    DOD plugs in new electronic health record system

    After almost four years on the drawing board, the military's new electronic health record system is live at a test site. 02/08/2017

  • Records Management
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    Democrats seek answers on private email use at the White House

    Two senators have concerns that the Presidential Records Act may have been violated, and want clarifications from White House Counsel Donald McGahn. 02/07/2017

  • Privacy
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    House passes email privacy act, again

    For the second time in less than a year, the House has overwhelmingly passed an email privacy act. Last year, the bill died in the Senate, and supporters are urging senators to pass the bill this time. 02/07/2017

  • Oversight
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    Congress presses VA to go commercial on IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs must decide whether to keep and improve its home-grown Vista heath record system or move to a commercial provider. Legislators are growing tired of waiting for an answer. 02/07/2017

  • Space
    SPACEX CRS8

    FAA challenged by growing commercial space industry

    The flight agency is looking to adapt and expand its mission to meet the demands of growing space commercialization. 02/07/2017

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