• Congress
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    House passes FITARA extension

    The bill expands on the 2014 legislation to permanently authorize transparency and risk management in IT investments and extends the sunset dates of data center consolidation provisions. 10/12/2017

  • Workforce
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    House passes bill to relax TSP withdrawal restrictions

    The House voted to unanimously pass a bill that would increase federal employees' flexibility in withdrawing funds from their retirement accounts. 10/12/2017

  • Oversight
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    House panel skeptical of DOD clearance plan

    Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee say they need more detail from the Department of Defense on its plan to take over large parts of the security clearance process. 10/11/2017

  • Barry West, CIO of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

    DHS names West acting deputy CIO

    Barry West is acting deputy CIO at DHS, but the permanent CIO position remains open. 10/11/2017

  • Law Enforcement
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    DOJ rebrands encryption pitch

    A senior Justice official wants the private sector to adopt "responsible encryption" that allows law enforcement access via warrant to encrypted communications. 10/11/2017

  • Records Management
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    Can anyone check the president on records management?

    A motion to dismiss a lawsuit against President Trump argues that a president gets to decide what is and isn't a presidential record. 10/10/2017

  • Internet of Things
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    House bill looks to secure IoT ecosystem

    New legislation would improve security and oversight of connected devices. 10/10/2017

  • Immigration
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    E-Verify role upped in White House plans

    A new White House immigration wish list calls for 100 percent employer participation in DHS' online worker status verification system. 10/09/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Audit chides FDIC for sloppy breach protocols

    An audit found that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's protocols for responding to a data breach weren't followed, even as the agency has faced dozens of security incidents in the past two years. 10/06/2017

  • Census
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    NAACP sues Commerce amid concerns over census prep, funding

    The NAACP has filed a lawsuit against the Commerce Department alleging the agency illegally withheld internal documents regarding the Census Bureau's preparation for the 2020 count. 10/06/2017

  • Point-Counterpoint
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    The CIO and government IT

    Two longtime federal IT leaders discuss the pros and cons of elevating agency CIOs in the executive branch power structure. 10/06/2017

  • Intelligence
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    House panel looks to curtail spy powers

    Draft legislation before the House Intelligence committee puts new restrictions on the use surveillance powers to target Americans, but privacy advocates are looking for more reforms. 10/05/2017

  • Workforce
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    How big is the federal workforce, really?

    Despite administration concerns about bloat, one new estimate pegs the size of the federal workforce as smaller than under Ronald Reagan. 10/05/2017

  • Congress
    A section of border wall goes up in San Diego

    $10B House border bill pushes high-tech solutions

    The House Homeland Security Committee approved a bill to build in tech and new acquisition rules to border security. 10/05/2017

  • Critical Read
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    Is USPS prepping for driverless mail trucks?

    A report by the USPS Office of the Inspector General examines how autonomous vehicle technology could change the way the Postal Service transports and delivers the mail. 10/04/2017

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