• IT Modernization
    Shutterstock ID 623134292  By Dmitry Guzhanin.

    The MGT Act is law. Now what?

    Congressional appropriators still must allocate the money for agencies to use the central fund MGT creates. And if they do, how can agencies take advantage of the newly created modernization funds? 12/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Ron Wyden

    Senator presses White House to improve election cyber protections

    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked White House National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster to name an election security czar, grade states on their election infrastructure and designate political campaigns as critical infrastructure. 12/13/2017

  • Congress
    Wikimedia image: Michael Thomas McCaul, Sr. (U.S. Representative for Texas

    DHS cyber reorg bill passes House

    The bill would rename the National Protection and Programs Directorate and elevate the department's cyber and physical security missions. 12/12/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    sphere of binary data

    White House pushes back on cyber strategy demand

    President Trump indicates he's opposed to a congressional demand for a cybersecurity strategy in the 2018 defense bill. 12/12/2017

  • Congress
    Chat bubbles. Shutterstock image.

    Can NTIA figure out if social media breeds hate?

    A new bill would task two federal agencies with supplying Congress with insight into the connection between social media and hate crimes. 12/08/2017

  • Law Enforcement
    FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies at a House Judiciary Committee Hearing Dec 7 2017

    Is the FBI investigating Georgia's wiped election server?

    Director Christopher Wray declined to answer questions from lawmakers about whether the FBI retained data on a Georgia election server before it was wiped clean by state election officials. 12/08/2017

  • Management
    FCC logo.

    Senate bill looks to boost FCC CIO authorities

    A bipartisan pair of senators is looking to bolster the Federal Communications Commission CIO’s governance authorities over tech-related decisions. 12/08/2017

  • Defense
    Shutterstock image (by alienant): An aerial view of the pentagon rendered as a vector.

    DOD looks to DIUX for the future of acquisition

    In the midst of a reorg and modernization efforts, the Defense Department wants to lean on its experimental arm to cure procurement woes. 12/07/2017

  • Congress
    Shutterstock image: U.S. Capitol at dusk.

    Congress averts shutdown for now

    The House and the Senate voted Dec. 7 to extend government funding through Dec. 22 as appropriations negotiations continue. 12/07/2017

  • Oversight
    Editorial credit: Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com

    Why VA's Cerner deal will cost $10 billion

    The program officer in charge of the Department of Veterans Affairs shift to a commercial electronic health record offered some insight into the complexities of the move at a House hearing. 12/07/2017

  • Congress

    Senate Intel chair doesn't plan legislative push on election cyber

    Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) dropped some hints about what the Senate Intelligence Committee will recommend to protect election infrastructure. 12/06/2017

  • People
    Kirstjen Nielsen and Emily Murphy

    Senate confirms new DHS, GSA chiefs

    Kirstjen Nielsen, a former top aide to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, was confirmed to lead the Department of Homeland Security, while Emily Murphy was confirmed as administrator of the General Services Administration. 12/05/2017

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock images (by Ingka D. Jiw and Oberon): ballot box, budget/costs concept.

    Bipartisan House group asks Trump to bump federal pay

    A dozen members of Congress from both sides of the aisle are pressing the president to align proposed federal pay increases for military and civilian employees. 12/05/2017

  • Congress
    illustration dollar sign in vise

    House GOP looks to punt on shutdown date

    A stopgap funding bill would extend the current continuing resolution by two weeks. 12/03/2017

  • Digital Gov
    Congress Icon/Shutterstock

    Hill hackathon tackles transparency, efficiency

    The Congressional Hackathon included pitches from tech groups to improve citizens' access to government, including the House Clerk's Office's plans to begin redlining and markup history of legislation by Jan. 1. 12/01/2017

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