• Cybersecurity
    employee data (kentoh/Shutterstock.com)

    DHS has yet to crack the code on its cyber workforce

    A DHS official told Congress the department is getting closer to classifying and coding its cybersecurity workforce, but did not provide a timeline for completion. 04/03/2019

  • Congress
    health data (bixstock/Shutterstock.com)

    New bills look to lock in health coverage for feds during shutdowns

    House and Senate lawmakers are teaming up on a new bill to make sure federal employee health benefits are not interrupted in the event of a government shutdown. 04/03/2019

  • Congress
    Census 2020 By Maria Dryfhout Stock photo ID: 790714156

    Senators question IT impact of Census funding

    At a Senate hearing, lawmakers raised issues with plans for funding the tech-dependent 2020 Census. 04/02/2019

  • Cybersecurity
    tech budget

    How to right-size DHS cyber funding

    With proposed cybersecurity funding levels flat for 2020, does the Department of Homeland Security have the resources to protect federal civilian networks? 04/02/2019

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    Perry promises continued support for supercomputing

    Budget cuts and the proposed elimination of ARPA-E do not alter the administration's commitment to advanced computing, Energy Secretary Perry told a congressional panel. 03/26/2019

  • Management
    Data analytics

    Tech officials huddle to implement new data laws

    Agency tech officials meet with the Office of Management and Budget to decide how new data laws fit into their efforts under the President's Management Agenda. 03/21/2019

  • Management
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    White House seeks $50 million to push OPM-GSA merger

    The White House budget proposed moving ahead with the administration’s reorganization plan to fold the Office of Personnel Management into the General Services Administration, and is exploring what can be done without congressional approval. 03/20/2019

  • Cybersecurity

    CISA's plans for 2020

    As it hits its stride as a new agency, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is mixing established federal cybersecurity programs with new tech around DNS threats, botnet detection and malware analysis. 03/19/2019

  • Workforce
    employee data (kentoh/Shutterstock.com)

    White House budget targets federal benefits, pay and leave

    The White House's fiscal year 2020 budget adds to a previously proposed pay freeze and retirement cuts with planned cuts to leave. 03/19/2019

  • Comment
    cloud migration (deepadesigns/Shutterstock.com)

    How a single update to acquisition law can support cloud adoption

    Government desperately needs a better way to buy cloud services. The Section 809 panel's call to create a new contract type for consumption-based solutions is a great start. 03/18/2019

  • Shutterstock ID 792858589 by Andrey_Popov

    80+ lawmakers push for contractor back pay

    As federal employees still wait to receive their retroactive pay raise, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle from both chambers are pushing appropriators to include back pay for federal contractors. 03/15/2019

  • Defense
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    Senators spar with Shanahan over $98 billion 'slush fund'

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan clashed with senators over the overseas contingency operations budget request. 03/15/2019

  • Congress
    Census 2020 By Maria Dryfhout Stock photo ID: 790714156

    Oversight Dems grill Ross over Census

    As a legal battle over the addition of a question on citizenship heads to the Supreme Court, the Commerce Department chief faced questions on Capitol Hill about how and why the question came to be added to the basic 2020 population survey. 03/14/2019

  • Cybersecurity
    connections into the cloud

    Why TIC and cloud don't mix

    The Department of Homeland Security's top cyber official told Congress that policy changes will help agencies move to the cloud and accommodate teleworkers while still protecting federal networks. 03/13/2019

  • Health IT
    health data (PopTika/Shutterstock.com)

    Senior lawmaker pushes on EHR access issues

    A top appropriator wants answers on how clinicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs will access information on the shared electronic health record system being implemented by the Department of Defense and VA. 03/13/2019

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