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    Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence at the 2018 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference in Omaha, Neb. Photo by Maj. Angel Jackson Defense Intelligence Agency

    Sue Gordon resigns as ODNI deputy

    The second highest ranking intelligence official in the federal government resigned, leaving the top two positions at ODNI without permanent leadership. The move coincides with the departure of ODNI chief Dan Coats, as President Trump looks to reshape the intelligence community. 08/09/2019

  • Workforce
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    USDA IG says relocation plans may violate laws

    An oversight report states that the Department of Agriculture may have skirted appropriations laws in its push to move two research agencies from Washington, D.C. to the Kansas City region. 08/06/2019

  • Defense
    Sen. Mark Warner (Photo by Mark Reinstein/Shutterstock)

    Politics in the cloud

    Sens. Mark Warner and Jack Reed want assurances from Defense Secretary Mark Esper that politics isn't impinging on the Pentagon's ability to run its cloud acquisition program. 08/06/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    Senators look to codify CDM

    Two senior lawmakers are teaming up on a bipartisan effort to codify the Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation program run by DHS. 08/05/2019

  • Defense
    DOD cloud

    $10B JEDI cloud contract on hold for SecDef review

    Newly appointed Defense Secretary Mark Esper said via spokesperson that "no award will be made on the program" until he's reviewed it. 08/01/2019

  • Congress
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    Senate passes 2-year budget deal

    Lawmakers still have to pass appropriations bills or a continuing resolution to avoid a shutdown Oct. 1, but the budget resolution sets the guidelines for a spending plan. 08/01/2019

  • Oversight
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    New data center metrics to show up in FITARA scorecard

    CIOs want FITARA scoring to grow as federal IT does, but not sprint ahead. 07/31/2019

  • People
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    Trump's pick for DNI has long cyber record

    Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), President Trump's pick for Director of National Intelligence, sponsored cybersecurity legislation from his perch at the Homeland Security Committee. 07/29/2019

  • Election Security
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    After Mueller, what now for election security?

    Democrats try to capitalize on former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's testimony to move the needle on election security legislation, but Republicans and the White House are still balking. 07/25/2019

  • MODERNIZATION
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    Contracting, cloud essential to modernizing House IT

    Federal legislative networks can take a page from state playbooks and harness innovative cloud and procurement techniques for their modernization efforts. 07/25/2019

  • Defense
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    House defense committee leaders eye NDAA conference after budget deal

    Despite a tentative two-year budget deal, House leaders are preparing for a tough conference to reconcile differences with the Senate's version of the National Defense Authorization Act. 07/24/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    Bill boosting cyber R&D between U.S. and Israel passes House

    The House quietly passed legislation on July 23 that would expand cybersecurity research and development partnerships between several federal agencies and the government of Israel. 07/24/2019

  • Election security
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    Hill Democrats target McConnell in election security push

    Congressional Democrats are sounding the alarm on the security threats facing the 2020 elections -- and bashing the senator they feel is most responsible for legislative inaction. 07/23/2019

  • Defense
    Mark Esper gives a press conference on the results of the Nato Foreign ministers meeting at NATO headquarters June 27, 2019. (Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock.com)

    Senate confirms Esper as new Defense secretary

    With conflict increasing between the U.S. and Iran, Mark Esper's confirmation brings some order to a seven-month round of musical chairs among the Defense Department's top leadership. 07/23/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    Equifax announces $671 million settlement for 2017 hack

    The deal would make money available to affected consumers, but some lawmakers want to go further. 07/22/2019

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