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  • Defense
     		U.S. Department of Defense Acting Chief Management Officer Lisa Hershman delivers remarks at the inaugural DOD Gears of Government Awards, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., May 1, 2019. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

    Hershman critical of CMO cut in NDAA

    Lisa Hershman, the Defense Department's outgoing chief management officer, said the office succeeded -- finding a proclaimed $37 billion in savings -- despite inadequate funding. 01/04/2021

  • Defense
    By Orhan Cam Royalty-free stock photo ID: 546416560 United States Capitol Building in Washington DC USA

    Senate overrides Trump's veto; NDAA becomes law

    The U.S. Senate joined the House of Representatives in overturning President Trump's veto of the annual defense policy bill in a rare New Year's Day vote. 01/01/2021

  • Congress
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    House votes to override Trump's NDAA veto

    The Senate is set to vote again on the annual defense bill on Tuesday. With less than a month remaining in his presidency, Donald Trump is looking at his first-ever override. 12/28/2020

  • Budget
    Trump clasping hands

    Trump signs 2021 funding bill, averting Tuesday shutdown

    After threatening a government shutdown, President Trump signed the fiscal year 2021 funding bill and a COVID-19 relief package into law on Sunday evening. 12/27/2020

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock photo ID: photo ID: 245503636 By Mark Van Scyoc Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC on December 26, 2014.

    IRS IG: No taxpayer data exposed by hack

    The IRS inspector general's letter to lawmakers backs up a statement offered by a senior Democratic senator earlier this week. 12/24/2020

  • Budget
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    Trump threatens yet another shutdown

    The government is currently funded by a short-term continuing resolution that expires on midnight on Monday, Dec. 28. 12/23/2020

  • Defense
    President Donald Trump listening at press conference SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 (Evan El-Amin/Shutterstock.com)

    Trump vetoes 2021 defense bill

    The president has vetoed the Defense Department’s yearly authorization bill, which puts Congress in a scramble to repass it before the end of the congressional session. 12/23/2020

  • Oversight
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    FITARA grades mostly stable

    Most agencies maintained their grades on the latest FITARA scorecard, but the new telecom category produced some failing marks. 12/22/2020

  • Cybersecurity
    Joe Biden (Bryan Regan/Shutterstock.com)

    Biden promises 'overwhelming focus' on hack recovery

    The president-elect called out the Trump administration for failing to prioritize cybersecurity in general, and for "downplaying the seriousness" of the ongoing breach that has hit multiple federal agencies. 12/22/2020

  • Workforce
    Man picking a single green piece among white pieces

    Union lawsuit looks to block Schedule F

    The government has until January 15 to respond to the National Treasury Employees Union's lawsuit seeking the blockage of the new employee classification. 12/22/2020

  • Comment
    iot government

    IoT cyber law signed amid growing vulnerabilities

    The passage of the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 means that NIST will start to address the gap in post-market guidance to help organizations adequately address newly discovered vulnerabilities in devices already on their networks. 12/22/2020

  • Congress
    U.S. Capitol Shutterstock image by W. Scott McGill

    Schedule F workforce plan survives funding bill

    Democrats in the House and Senate urged appropriators to include a measure blocking the implementation of a workforce executive order making it possible to reclassify thousands of senior civil servants as "at will" employees, making it easier to hire and fire feds in certain key positions. 12/21/2020

  • Cybersecurity
    US Government photo. NSA headquarters, Ft. Meade MD

    Lawmakers press Trump to sign NDAA in the wake of massive hack

    The annual defense bill includes a section on cybersecurity based on recommendations from the Solarium Commission. 12/18/2020

  • Cybersecurity
    automated security (Alexander Supertramp/Shutterstock.com)

    CISA: SolarWinds' Orion may not be only entry point for hackers

    CISA's latest alert suggests hackers may have found other entry points into the federal government's networks than just the IT management software suite. 12/17/2020

  • Comment
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    After Solar Winds, it's time for a National Software Security Act

    The time has come for Congress to regulate security in the software industry by mandating minimal best practices for software companies selling software products or services in America. 12/16/2020

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