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  • Oversight

    FDIC dinged again for inadequate infosec

    GAO finds that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation needs to improve its information security controls, and do more to separate its financial systems from the rest of its network. 06/02/2017

  • Oversight
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    Trump's pick to head whistleblower office comes from group suing EPA

    President Donald Trump's nominee to lead a whistleblower protection office comes from a legal group that is currently suing the EPA to access employees' encrypted communications. 05/31/2017

  • Congress

    Lawmakers seek answers on alleged FCC DDoS attack

    Five Democratic senators are seeking an FBI investigation into possible cyberattacks on the Federal Communication Commission's online comment system. 05/31/2017

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    OMB seeks IT specialists

    The Executive Office of the President is looking to fill a quartet of IT jobs that call for secret and top secret clearances. 05/30/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA looks at cut in tech funding

    While the Department of Veterans Affairs gets a budget bump in the administration's spending plan, the line item for IT comes in for a cut as the agency mulls shifting its tech strategy. 05/26/2017

  • Identity
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    Can government stop using Social Security numbers?

    Agencies are having trouble reducing reliance on Social Security numbers as identifiers because of outdated systems, insufficient funding and lack of coordination from OMB. 05/26/2017

  • Congress
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    Moran pushes MGT in the Senate

    The MGT Act's Republican sponsor discusses the bill's prospects for passage. 05/26/2017

  • Census
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    Commerce chief indicates flexibility on 2020 census funding

    Despite Trump's request for a $1.4 billion cut to the Department of Commerce, secretary Wilbur Ross indicated room for some budgetary flexibility to pull off the 2020 census. 05/25/2017

  • Law Enforcement
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    Senate looks to tackle overseas data access

    The Senate is exploring options to resolve conflicts when U.S. law enforcement has a warrant for electronic data that a U.S. provider is storing overseas and the host country has laws preventing the disclosure of the data. 05/25/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Kelly: DHS halted the march of WannaCry in the U.S.

    The DHS Secretary told a Hill panel that the agency was key to curtailing the historic cyberattack. 05/25/2017

  • Congress
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    MGT's Senate sponsors push committee to act

    The appropriators supporting an IT modernization bill are urging a key authorizing committee to vote up the bill and send it to the Senate floor. 05/25/2017

  • Budget
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    GSA chief: Central IT fund is a start, not a remedy

    While President Trump's budget proposal includes a $228 million investment for a general IT modernization fund, the head of the agency overseeing the fund sees the initial investment as more of a proof of concept than a panacea. 05/24/2017

  • Congress
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    Hurd encouraged by IT funding in Trump budget

    The architect of the Managing Government Technology Act is happy with the administration's request for a central IT modernization fund, but he thinks the real action will take place at the agency level. 05/24/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    McCaul optimistic on DHS cyber reorganization

    The House Homeland Security Committee chairman is preparing to reintroduce legislation to reorganize the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber directorate, and he believes forces are aligning to get it passed. 05/24/2017

  • Biometrics
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    CBP reports advances in biometrics

    After years of searching and tech trials, Customs and Border Protection said it has found a way to make a biometric entry/exit system work with airlines and airports. 05/24/2017

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