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  • 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
    Shutterstock editorial image (by Gil C): State Census Bureau homepage.

    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

  • Defense
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    DOD funding hangs in the balance

    The Pentagon has made it clear to Congress that a continuing resolution would be devastating to ongoing operations and acquisition, but can Congress find a way to fully fund the 2017 DOD budget? 04/21/2017

  • Comment
    CDX 2017 - Photo Sean Carberry

    Cyber challenges demand trained young leaders

    Participants in this year's Cyber Defense Exercise fought back challenges of the type threatening U.S. critical infrastructure, including ransomware. 04/21/2017

  • Innovation
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    'Full speed' at DIUx, says chief

    The 2017 Defense authorization bill put temporary funding restrictions on DIUx, but the innovation organization says it is forging ahead and now has 25 contracts in place worth $48 million. 04/21/2017

  • Budget
    Shutterstock image: the Capitol Building.

    Will funding standoff lead to a shutdown?

    As Congress returns from recess with one working week to fund the government, OMB has taken the precaution of posting shutdown guidance on its website. 04/21/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    Feds wait on Trump's cyber plan

    While agencies and industry continue to wait for the Trump administration's cyber executive order, another cybersecurity report the president promised is nowhere to be found, raising more questions about the administration's focus on cyber. 04/20/2017

  • Digital Gov
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    DOJ taps 18F for FOIA portal

    The innovation shop 18F is tasked with creating a one-stop portal to handle Freedom of Information Act requests for all 119 agencies covered by the transparency law. 04/20/2017

  • Comment
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    7 not-so-secret weapons to modernize apps

    High-profile failures can make "AppMod" a daunting proposition, but how you start shapes how you finish. 04/20/2017

  • Intelligence
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    ODNI lobbies for FISA 702 reauthorization

    While trying to avoid a government shutdown will be the first order of business when Congress returns, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is upping pressure on lawmakers to focus on reauthorizing the foreign surveillance powers under FISA Section 702. 04/20/2017

  • Privacy
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    DHS updates on data mining

    Analytical tools support efforts at Department of Homeland Security to detect terrorist plots, money laundering, illegal trade schemes and more. 04/20/2017

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