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  • Congress
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    No clear solutions to combat foreign election meddling

    The Senate’s report confirms previous research and investigations on Russian social media activity in 2016, but sees little role for Congress in preventing future deceptions. 10/08/2019

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress. 10/04/2019

  • Management
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    Can a joint DOD-VA oversight body catch up with health record deployment?

    Lawmakers want to put teeth in a governance body to corral DOD and VA health record deployment, but facts on the ground may be getting ahead of planned governance. 09/30/2019

  • Budget
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    Trump signs stopgap funding bill to avoid Oct. 1 shutdown

    Congress has about eight weeks to finalize a spending plan for fiscal year 2020 but disagreements over a border wall still loom large. 09/29/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    House bill seeks a cyber playbook

    The Cybersecurity Vulnerability Remediation Act would require DHS to disseminate and share its cybersecurity mitigation protocols with other agencies, industry, academia and other sectors. 09/27/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    Senate panel passes grid security bills

    Senate energy committee advanced two bills to bolster protections for cross-cutting vulnerabilities in energy critical infrastructure. 09/27/2019

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA needs more time on scheduling software

    As part of its electronic health records modernization plan, the Department of Veterans Affairs is adopting Cerner's scheduling system but it's going to take longer than they thought. 09/26/2019

  • Workforce
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    Finding the feds of the future

    Lawmakers and experts say that hiring and management need improvement if the federal government is going to attract replacements for its aging workforce. 09/26/2019

  • Budget
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    Senate passes stopgap funding bill

    With just one day left before a congressional recess, the Senate passed a continuing resolution to keep government open until Nov. 21. 09/26/2019

  • Workforce
    Nancy Pelosi addresses a union rally on Capitol Hill. Sept. 24, 2019. FCW photo by Lia Russell

    Unionized feds rally with Hill Democrats

    Federal employee unions heard from leaders and members of Congress as they push back on proposed changes to federal workforce rules. 09/24/2019

  • Defense
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    Big IT acquisition reforms on hold as NDAA heads to conference

    Some of the more significant acquisition reforms suggested by the congressionally mandated Section 809 Panel won't be up for a vote in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. 09/23/2019

  • Congress
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    House passes stopgap funding bill

    The measure would keep the government open past the start of fiscal year 2020 through Nov. 21. 09/19/2019

  • Congress
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    Senate backs $250M in election security grants

    With the threat of Russian interference in the 2020 elections looming, lawmakers added fund for states to shore up election infrastructure and improve voting system cybersecurity. 09/19/2019

  • Workforce
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    Lawmakers detail $4 billion in shutdown costs

    A new Senate staff report lays out the huge costs of shutting down federal agencies during funding fights over the past five years. 09/17/2019

  • Congress
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    Senate advances spending bill without TMF funding

    A Senate subcommittee advanced a spending bill Sept. 17 that zeros out new funding for the central Technology Modernization Fund authorized under the Modernizing Government Technology Act. 09/17/2019

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