• Oversight
    Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    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

  • Security
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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

  • Transition
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

    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

  • Workforce
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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

  • 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
    Shutterstock image (by Bacho): Businessman looking through a magnifying glass at a contract.

    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