• Cybersecurity
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    McCain continues push for cyber policy

    Arizona senator says the U.S. still lacks a clear policy for deterring and defending against cyberattacks and vows to pressure the Trump administration to develop a comprehensive cyber strategy. 03/02/2017

  • Workforce
    March 2, 2017, NTEU rally on Capitol Hill to protest President Trump

    Feds worry about Trump's budget plans

    The new administration’s hiring freeze and plans to cut civilian agencies’ budgets worry federal employees, and have caught the attention of their unions. 03/02/2017

  • Intelligence
    Devin Nunes

    House panel defines scope of Russia probe

    The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has agreed on the scope of its inquiry into Russia's election influence operations as new questions arise about the attorney general's contacts with the Russian ambassador. 03/02/2017

  • Congress
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    NIST gets new cyber powers under House bill

    A House panel approved legislation that would add new cybersecurity auditing and reporting duties to the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the White House science office. 03/02/2017

  • Open Data
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    SEC advances open data rule

    Two commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to approve a rule change that would require public companies to submit financial statements in a streamlined open data format. 03/01/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why the private sector is key to cybersecurity

    There is only so much the military can do to protect the country in cyberspace, expert witnesses at a House hearing said, so Congress should invest more is supporting the private sector. 03/01/2017

  • FirstNet
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    Bid protest continues to stall FirstNet award

    The First Responder Network Authority is preparing to announce the award for its nationwide broadband public safety network, once it settles an ongoing bid protest. 03/01/2017

  • Procurement
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    Will deep budget cuts alter federal buying strategies?

    Federal agency officials are optimistic that efforts to optimize spending across government will continue, but some experts say deep agency cuts could short circuit some IT spending. 03/01/2017

  • Workforce
    Phil Roe

    New bill would give VA expanded authority to fire employees

    The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee is looking to give leaders at VA new authority to fire employees across the organization. 03/01/2017

  • Policy
    DJT Joint Session

    Trump pushes sweeping changes in speech to nation

    In an address to a rare joint session of Congress, President Trump discussed his near-term plans, and his aim to dramatically change the priorities of the federal government in his 2018 budget. 02/28/2017

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    Hill tech counsel tapped for White House cyber post

    Telecom attorney and Republican counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee Grace Koh is joining the White House National Economic Council as a senior adviser for cybersecurity and technology. 02/28/2017

  • Workforce
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    How would Trump’s proposed cuts affect the Census?

    The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee for Commerce Department secretary by a 72 to 27 vote Feb. 27, but the future of programs and positions Ross will oversee remains hazy. 02/28/2017

  • Intelligence
    Dan Coats

    Is Coats too nice to lead ODNI?

    As both a "resource and a liability," cyberspace will be a priority, Dan Coats tells the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during his confirmation hearing for Director of National Intelligence. 02/28/2017

  • FEMA
    Craig Fugate, FEMA

    Why FEMA needs a new administrator, now

    Former FEMA Administer Craig Fugate and House Homeland Security subcommittee leadership call for new emergency manager for the agency as soon as possible. 02/28/2017

  • Oversight
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    Too soon to tell if CBP biometric systems can scale

    DHS efforts to develop entry/exit systems that capture travelers’ biometric data are making progress, a GAO report finds, but full implementation is far from simple. 02/28/2017