• Congress
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    Senate bill would end shutdown politics

    Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is looking to make shutdown showdowns on Capitol Hill a thing of the past. 04/26/2017

  • Randolph P. "Tex" Alles Secret Service chief April 2017

    Border official tapped to head Secret Service

    President Donald Trump announced the appointment of Maj. Gen. Randolph "Tex" Alles, a veteran Marine and border control official, to serve as the new director of the Secret Service. 04/25/2017

  • FCW Perspectives
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    CDM in the trenches

    DHS, GSA and customer agencies discuss deployment efforts and ideas for future improvement. 04/25/2017

  • Critical Read
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    Report: Pawn Storm a growing cyber threat

    The cyber espionage group known as Pawn Storm, which was involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee, is increasingly focused on manipulating public opinion, says one cybersecurity firm. 04/25/2017

  • Comment
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    Why the CDM program needs an overhaul

    By focusing on legacy attack vectors, DHS’ cybersecurity program fails to address rapidly evolving new threats. 04/25/2017

  • Comment
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    Orchestrating security technology

    To tackle advanced threats in an ever more complex cyber world, agencies must integrate all their security tools, data and processes. 04/25/2017

  • Congress
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    Bill would protect feds' pay in case of shutdown

    A bipartisan effort is underway on Capitol Hill to protect federal employees' pay if a government shutdown does happen. 04/25/2017

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    Reorganization fever

    The Trump administration's reorganization plan could be a catalyst for substantive change. 04/25/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Can a voluntary framework deter cyberattacks?

    With cyber attacks on the rise, experts wonder if voluntary norms are enough to keep the peace in cyberspace. 04/24/2017

  • Budget
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    White House gives no guarantee on avoiding shutdown

    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that he couldn't guarantee the government would be funded and open for business after April 28, but said that the administration was confident it would strike a deal with Congress. 04/24/2017

  • Oversight
    Cyberattack, financial services

    The Fed should do more to oversee financial sector cyber

    With the financial sector under threat, the Federal Reserve should take a stronger hand in oversight of cyber defense, according to a new report. 04/24/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    White House links innovation and cybersecurity

    As the White House finalizes its cyber executive order, there are growing questions over how much the NSC will be driving cybersecurity and how much will be led by Jared Kushner's new innovation office. 04/24/2017

  • Elon Musk in a 2016 interview with Y Combinator

    Elon Musk's next act -- it involves government again!

    Steve Kelman urges more people to find inspiration in the large-scale challenges government faces. 04/24/2017

  • Open Government
    April 24, 2017 screenshot of opendata.epa.gov.  The message was changed later that day to say "The data on this site will continue to be available on April 28, 2017."

    EPA's open data shutdown that wasn't

    A notice on Opendata.EPA.gov warned the site would go dark on April 28, but the agency says it's "not going anywhere." 04/24/2017

  • Census
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    Census IT tackling a very long to-do list for 2017

    In 2017, the bureau plans to award three IT contracts, scale up its systems, and nail down its partnership with USPS and with state and local governments to shore up its address records, all in time for its August 2017 dress rehearsal start date. 04/22/2017