• Congress
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    Congress running out of time to pass funding bill

    With just over a week until the next shutdown deadline arrives, Congress again stares down whether to pass an omnibus bill, another stopgap funding measure or to shut down the government. 03/15/2018

  • Management
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    OMB addresses 'overlap' in tech offices

    The government's top management official explained how the federal CIO and the Office of American innovation can work together. 03/15/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Lawmakers look to boost Energy's cybersecurity role

    To protect critical infrastructure and the energy sector against cyber threats, lawmakers are looking to boost the Department of Energy's cybersecurity role. 03/14/2018

  • Workforce
    US Army flickr NCO Academy Teaches Leadership in Virtual Environment

    Military looks for ways to bring in cyber talent at better salaries

    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said $37,000 may be sufficient for Hill staffers answering the phone, but is much too low for military cyber specialists. 03/14/2018

  • Open Government
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    How transparent is FOIA?

    The DOJ recently launched a one-stop shop to centralize the submissions of Freedom of Information Act requests, but senators on both sides of the aisle have issues with how little information agencies are releasing. 03/13/2018

  • Oversight
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    Trump fills out intelligence oversight board

    The same day the nation's top diplomat was fired and a new CIA director announced, President Trump announced plans to fill out the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, including the addition of a former White House deputy CTO. 03/13/2018

  • Congress
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    Warner: U.S. is unprepared for cyber threats

    The vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee believes the U.S. is facing 21st century threats with obsolete technology and old ways of thinking. 03/12/2018

  • Workforce
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    GAO: SSA chief has been 'acting' too long

    For the first time, an acting senior official elevated under the Trump administration has been cited for holding down a political job longer than allowed under the Vacancies Act. 03/09/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    White House hints at new cyber policies

    Changes sparked by the cybersecurity executive order are on the horizon, a top administration official said, as cyber workforce issues continue to challenge agencies. 03/08/2018

  • Congress
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    Lawmakers lose patience with NBIB over clearance backlog

    Senators expressed deep frustration about the government's lack of progress reducing the backlog of 700,000 pending security clearance requests, with some threatening to overhaul the process completely. 03/08/2018

  • Workforce
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    OPM puts agencies on notice about hiring politicals for civil service jobs

    The federal government's HR agency put up a caution flag about hiring former political appointees for career jobs, as Congress weighs in on the practice of current politicals "burrowing in" to the civil service. 03/08/2018

  • Congress

    Senate panel approves DHS authorization

    A Senate panel voted up a DHS authorization bill, but it stripped out provisions to focus the agency on improving election system cybersecurity capabilities. 03/07/2018

  • Congress
    DNI Coats testifies in the Senate March 6 2018

    Senators press DNI on Russian interference, cyber

    Lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee continue to press the administration for a cyber warfare doctrine and action on Russian election interference. 03/06/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why the Energy Department needs a cyber program

    The DOE wants $96 million in fiscal 2019 to fund a cybersecurity office to help manage threats facing the energy grid. 03/02/2018

  • Congress

    Lawmaker looks to boost FTC power in data breach enforcement

    California Democrat Ted Lieu wants to expand the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to take action against companies who lose their consumer data in security breaches. 03/02/2018

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