• Workforce

    Top Oversight Dem urges OSC to rescind 'resistance' memo

    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wants the Office of Special Counsel to rescind a memorandum cautioning feds against "resistance" and impeachment talk in the workplace. 12/07/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Warner calls for new cyber doctrine

    Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) called for a new "whole of society" cyber doctrine designed to combat modern threats from hackers and disinformation campaigns. 12/07/2018

  • 2019 Outlook
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    Will Democrats revive the Office of Technology Assessment in 2019?

    House Democrats have been backing a revival of the congressional tech consultancy in recent years. Now that they control the House, can the OTA make a comeback? 12/07/2018

  • Congress
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    Congress punts funding decisions to Dec. 21

    The House and the Senate voted to push off negotiations over an imminent funding lapse, putting off a political fight over the border wall until just before Christmas. 12/06/2018

  • Congress
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    House opposition starts to take shape

    House Republicans announced a slew of changes to key committee posts. 11/30/2018

  • IoT

    House passes SMART IoT Act

    The bill would require the Commerce Department to study the state of internet of things and any existing regulations in the area. 11/29/2018

  • Veterans Affairs
    VA headquarters in Wash., DC

    VA to rebid failing GI Bill benefits contract

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a reset on a troubled software project needed to deliver education benefits to veterans, but can it get things on track in a year? 11/29/2018

  • Workforce
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    MSPB to close 2018 without a quorum

    After going nearly all of 2017 without a quorum, the Merit Systems Protection Board will likely not be able to address its growing backlog of nearly 1,600 cases in 2018. 11/28/2018

  • Budget
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    Pay raise, MGT wrapped up in border wall fight

    As President Trump and lawmakers wrangle over funding for a border wall, a partial government shutdown looms. 11/27/2018

  • Congress
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    Details still elusive on possible federal data privacy standard

    As momentum for federal data privacy legislation continue to build, senators on both sides of the aisle are looking to the Federal Trade Commission as the enforcement entity for data protection. 11/27/2018

  • Cloud
    government cloud

    IBM supplements JEDI protest

    The move came days after the Government Accountability Office dismissed a similar protest from Oracle against the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year cloud buy. 11/26/2018

  • Oversight
    NSA ft meade sign official nsa photo

    NSA IG says expanded subpoena authorities could help oversight

    While discussing the controversial overcollection of phone records, NSA IG Robert Storch said new authorities to compel testimony from companies that participate in such programs could help hold the agency accountable. 11/19/2018

  • Congress
    Rep. Will Hurd (Photo: Robert Severi for FCW)

    Hurd's opponent concedes in Texas race

    IT subcommittee chairman Will Hurd has apparently held on to his seat in Congress in yet another photo finish in the sprawling and politically divided 23rd Texas congressional district. 11/19/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    DOD, DHS report advancing cyber cooperation

    Officials from both agencies told Congress at a joint committee hearing on cyber incident cooperation that the partnership has been fruitful, but budget constraints could require legislation. 11/15/2018

  • Veterans Affairs
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    Lawmakers balk at $350M addition to VA's health record deal

    The $16 billion, 10-year electronic heath record software upgrade at the Department of Veterans Affairs is barely past the starting gate, but lawmakers are already worried about management and budgeting missteps that could put the project over budget and behind schedule. 11/14/2018

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