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    TSA turnover alarms lawmakers

    Security screeners at the Transportation Security Administration post some of the lowest satisfaction scores and have the highest attrition rates of any government employees. 05/21/2019

  • Defense
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    Under new management, Congress renews JEDI objections

    House appropriators continue to worry that the Pentagon's $10 billion single-award Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract will lock the department into the same cloud system for a generation despite ongoing improvements in technology. 05/20/2019

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    Thornberry's proposes consequences for DOD's failed reforms

    A legislative proposal for the 2020 defense spending bill threatens to restrict funds to certain Defense Department offices if the organization fails to implement business reforms. 05/17/2019

  • Management
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    OPM-GSA merger plan detailed in legislative proposal

    The White House is proposing legislation for a dramatic overhaul of human resources inside government and wants $50 million to execute the plan. 05/17/2019

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA's Byrne hints at acceleration of health record upgrade

    At his confirmation hearing to take the job of deputy secretary on a permanent basis, Jim Byrne suggested that there was a path to finishing the electronic health record modernization project ahead of schedule. 05/16/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    EAC rattles the cup on Capitol Hill

    The once-obscure Election Assistance Commission, now at the center of several key election security debates, has powerful supporters in Congress as it seeks to increase funding. 05/15/2019

  • Management
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    What if Congress doesn't want to move OPM?

    If Congress doesn't go along with a plan to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management, the agency still plans to push ahead administratively through outsourcing and other strategies. 05/15/2019

  • Management
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    Weichert: Budget shortfall, legacy IT woes drive planned OPM merger

    The Trump administration plans this week to propose legislation to merge the Office of Personnel Management into the General Services Administration. 05/14/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    Senate bill restricts U.S. tech exports to China

    New legislation would make it harder to sell certain technology products to China or Chinese-owned businesses, but it's not clear whether it would cut down on economic espionage. 05/14/2019

  • Cybersecurity

    Why the U.S. wants zero tolerance on Chinese 5G gear

    With lawmakers increasingly wary of Chinese-made 5G infrastructure, cybersecurity experts say even peripheral use of the equipment in networks could lead nowhere good. 05/14/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    Wyden wants answers on hack of voting tech firm

    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) wants info on whether the penetration of an American voting tech firm referenced in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is related to a 2016 election day breakdown of e-poll book systems in North Carolina. 05/13/2019

  • Congress
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    Transparency through technology

    The new House committee on modernizing the legislative branch is turning its attention to making internal operations more transparency through technology. 05/10/2019

  • Defense
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    Shanahan: 'We get out-recruited' for cyber talent

    Congress wants DOD to onboard more cyber warriors, but they're hard to keep around. 05/08/2019

  • Management
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    Senators drill in on OPM-GSA reorg at confirmation hearing

    Senators questioned President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Personnel Management about workforce issues including a planned reorg that would divide OPM's functions between the White House and the General Services Administration. 05/07/2019

  • Oversight
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    Senators want answers on expiring NSA surveillance program

    A group of senators are asking the National Security Agency for an update on the current status of its controversial bulk telephony metadata collection program. 05/07/2019

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    How a mature FedRAMP sets the stage for more ambitious cloud projects

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