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  • Congress
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    House Dems offer $35 million for TMF

    The central tech fund gets a slight increase in 2020, but proposed funding for the federal CIO office is down almost 50% from 2019 levels. 06/03/2019

  • Defense
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    Air Force wants data platform on classified network this summer

    The Air Force's chief data office is moving full force in trying to stand up its data platform on the classified network by the end of the summer. 05/28/2019

  • Social Media
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    Can the IC police foreign disinformation on social media?

    The latest Intelligence Authorization bill includes $30 million for a new research center where social media companies, researchers and journalists work together to study and expose online disinformation campaigns. 05/28/2019

  • Health IT
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    VA pushes back on health record oversight bill

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is opposing a Senate plan to establish an advisory board to conduct oversight of the agency's $16 billion, 10-year plan to implement a commercial electronic health record system. 05/24/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    Congress focuses on money and staffing in election security

    The head of the Election Assistance Commission told lawmakers that it needs more money and people to play its part in defending U.S. elections against cybersecurity risks. 05/23/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    States, experts ask EAC for more flexibility in voting machine standards

    There is concern in some quarters that the bureaucratic process outlined by the Election Assistance Commission may prevent voting machine standards from keeping up with the times. 05/21/2019

  • Workforce
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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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