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  • Oversight
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    Watchdogs worried about DOJ's tech

    Oversight officials told Congress they are concerned about the Justice Department's cybersecurity, use of unreliable tech and inability to track contract and grant spending. 03/24/2017

  • Workforce
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    New cyber warriors face culture shock

    The U.S. military services are scrambling to recruit and train new cyber warriors, but that is also requiring cultural changes in institutions known for order, tradition and stability. 03/24/2017

  • Contracting
    Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    Trump hotel lease is valid, says GSA

    The lease President Trump signed with the GSA for the Old Post Office building in Washington is in compliance, an agency contracting officer said. 03/24/2017

  • Contracting
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    GSA employee, husband guilty in hiring scheme

    A former senior GSA contracting official and her husband pleaded guilty in a conspiracy that spread falsified resumes liberally around federal agencies and contractors. 03/24/2017

  • Congress
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    House panel takes on government transparency

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee explored legislative means to increase transparency in government at a March 23 hearing. 03/23/2017

  • Intelligence
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    Spy powers at risk amid Trump controversy

    The growing controversy around foreign surveillance and Trump associates is adding fuel to what's already expected to be a fiery debate in Congress over the reauthorization of FISA Section 702. 03/23/2017

  • Comment
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    Trump's disruption: Could there be a silver lining?

    Alan Balutis argues that government needs a good shake-up. 03/23/2017

  • Defense
    sphere of binary data

    Army: Electronic domain is contested

    A contested electronic environment is the new normal, say Army leaders, and the service needs to prepare for and train to fight with degraded electronic systems and capabilities. 03/22/2017

  • Contracting
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    Former FBI IT contractor pleads guilty in corruption case

    A former database administrator who worked in the FBI’s IT division pleaded guilty to lying about financial transactions during a fraud investigation. 03/22/2017

  • Workforce
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    Telework still faces managerial resistance

    An oversight study of telework at four federal agencies found that managers can be resistant and tech issues can still inhibit worker performance. 03/22/2017

  • Records Management
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    NARA: More agencies than expected missed 2016 email deadline

    Early self-reporting suggests that 81 percent of agencies are on track to electronically manage email records. 03/22/2017

  • Oversight
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    IG: Census underestimates costs of 2020 count

    Inaccurate assumptions in the Census Bureau's 2016 test plan are contributing to the agency's underestimation of what the 2020 enumeration will cost. 03/21/2017

  • Intelligence
    Comey Congress

    Comey confirms FBI is investigating Trump-Russia links

    FBI director James Comey also told the House intel panel there is no evidence to support President Trump's wiretapping tweets, and the FBI is investigating whether there was coordination between Trump campaign officials and associates and Russia. 03/20/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    NPPD reorg could make a comeback

    A plan to reorganize DHS' cybersecurity directorate that stalled in Congress last year is still on the agency's agenda. 03/20/2017

  • Oversight
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    Lawmakers press IRS, Education on cyber weaknesses

    Two House committees pressed IRS and Education on information security concerns for a key online tool that handles millions of Social Security numbers as it facilitates students' applications for financial aid. 03/20/2017

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