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  • Defense
    Cybersecurity research

    Army Cyber is targeting civilians (for jobs)

    The U.S. Army has launched two new initiatives to bring civilian cyber experts into the workforce, one of which is a pilot program to examine the interest in direct commissions for cyber positions. 02/08/2017

  • Oversight
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    NASA's shadow IT problem

    In a follow-up review of the space agency's cloud IT, NASA's IG said there are still problems with FedRAMP authorizations. 02/08/2017

  • Congress
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)

    Oversight Dems renew bid for Trump lease info

    The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has tapped colleagues to assist his efforts to obtain unredacted info on the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. 02/08/2017

  • Records Management
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    Democrats seek answers on private email use at the White House

    Two senators have concerns that the Presidential Records Act may have been violated, and want clarifications from White House Counsel Donald McGahn. 02/07/2017

  • Privacy
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    House passes email privacy act, again

    For the second time in less than a year, the House has overwhelmingly passed an email privacy act. Last year, the bill died in the Senate, and supporters are urging senators to pass the bill this time. 02/07/2017

  • Oversight
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    Congress presses VA to go commercial on IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs must decide whether to keep and improve its home-grown Vista heath record system or move to a commercial provider. Legislators are growing tired of waiting for an answer. 02/07/2017

  • Homeland Security
    John Kelly, DHS Secretary

    DHS mulls password collection at borders

    Homeland Security Secretary tells House Committee that surrendering social media passwords to law enforcement is being considered as a condition of entry at border crossings. 02/07/2017

  • Comment
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    The digital government Americans deserve

    Five ways the Trump administration can build a more effective and secure digital government. 02/06/2017

  • Open Gov
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    EFF warns public safety laws could be put behind paywalls

    A federal district court ruled that private organizations can block online publication of some federal and state statutes under copyright law. 02/06/2017

  • Procurement
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    How expiring HHS contracts could fund the Trump agenda

    More than $24 billion in Department of Health and Human Services contracts are set to expire by the end of the year, according to a Govini analysis. Those funds could be redirected to help drive President Trump's health care agenda. 02/06/2017

  • Workforce
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    DOD can still hire cyber civilians

    The Department of Defense has determined that cybersecurity and cyberspace positions are exempt from President Trump’s freeze on the hiring of civilian workers. 02/03/2017

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

    Senators appeal to GSA watchdog on Trump hotel lease

    Two Senate Democrats turned to the General Services Administration's inspector general, asking the office to review President Trump's lease of the Old Post Office building in Washington. 02/03/2017

  • Transition
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

    Trump's OMB pick advances amid concern from Democrats

    Two Senate committees advanced President Donald Trump's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget on party-line votes, as Democrats raised concerns about his fitness to serve in that role. 02/02/2017

  • Workforce
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    Security clearance process still slow, but more secure

    OPM's National Background Investigations Bureau has made significant progress in securing its systems and data, but the security clearance backlog persists, a House panel finds. 02/02/2017

  • Internet Governance
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    Does the U.S. have new clout over the global internet?

    A former NTIA administrator told a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee that the handover of internet address book functions to an international group gives the administration new bargaining cred. 02/02/2017

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