• Congress
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    Funding bill clears Congress, heads for president's desk

    The $1.3 trillion spending package passed the House of Representatives on March 22 and the Senate in the early hours of March 23. President Trump is expected to sign the bill, securing government funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2018. 03/23/2018

  • 2018 Industry Eagle Award Winner
    Dave Wajsgras (Photo: Raytheon)

    Dave Wajsgras: Under the radar, reimagining cyber

    Raytheon may be better known for radar systems and weapons platforms, but the 2018 Industry Eagle Award winner has quietly transformed government's IT security landscape. 03/22/2018

  • Law Enforcement
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    CLOUD Act set to pass in omnibus

    Congress is poised to pass legislation that will have big implications for cross-border data sharing, law enforcement investigations and data privacy. 03/22/2018

  • Budget
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    Omnibus boosts Census funding

    The 2018 funding bill gives the bureau a long-sought funding increase as it enters a make-or-break testing period. 03/22/2018

  • Congress

    Lawmakers eye CDM legislation

    Legislation may be coming with the aim of putting the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program back on track. 03/22/2018

  • 2018 Government Eagle Award Winner
    Rep. Will Hurd (Photo: Robert Severi for FCW)

    Rep. Will Hurd: Making modernization possible

    A much-need source of IT expertise on Capitol Hill, the 2018 Government Eagle Award winner was instrumental to making MGT a legislative reality. 03/22/2018

  • Budget
    U.S. Capitol (Photo by Orhan Cam / Shutterstock)

    House releases must-pass spending bill two days ahead of shutdown

    Six months into fiscal year 2018, with about 48 hours left on the current continuing resolution, Congress appears poised to pass an appropriations package. 03/21/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Congress poised to put up $380 million for election security

    A day after members of the Senate Intelligence Committee called for federal funding to assist states in securing their voting systems, the committee's chairman said the forthcoming spending bill will include an expected $380 million in grant funding for that purpose. 03/21/2018

  • Congress
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    House Republicans renew Holman Rule

    The House backed a provision to allow lawmakers to offer amendments that cut spending on specific programs, offices or federal employees. 03/21/2018

  • Defense
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    Now's not the time for a Space Force, STRATCOM leader says

    Following President Donald Trump's comments, U.S. Strategic Commander Gen. John Hyten said he loved the idea of a Space Corps, but America doesn't need one yet. 03/21/2018

  • Oversight
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    Senator still waiting on grid cyber assessments from Energy

    As the Energy Department prepares to build out its cybersecurity capacity, a key member of the Senate Energy committee is waiting on energy sector cyber assessments. 03/21/2018

  • 2018 Fed 100

    The 2018 Federal 100

    This year's Fed 100 winners show just how much committed and talented individuals can accomplish in federal IT. Read their profiles to learn more! 03/21/2018

  • Census
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    Commerce chief pushes Congress for census funding

    Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross pushed appropriators to fund the updated lifecycle cost for the census, but offered little about the citizenship question and the search for a permanent director. 03/20/2018

  • Congress
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    Senate Intel committee releases election security recommendations

    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its initial recommendations on election security after investigating Russian attempts to target election infrastructure during the 2016 U.S. elections. 03/20/2018

  • Management
    DDM Margaret Weichert March 20 2018

    IT, workforce, customer service central to President's Management Agenda

    The just-released President's Management Agenda focuses on IT modernization, reshaping the federal workforce and the reorganization of government. 03/20/2018

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