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  • Defense
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    DOD vague on AT&L split

    The Department of Defense met its to update Congress on progress towards splitting the office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, but provided few details on what the split will look like. 03/03/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    McCain continues push for cyber policy

    Arizona senator says the U.S. still lacks a clear policy for deterring and defending against cyberattacks and vows to pressure the Trump administration to develop a comprehensive cyber strategy. 03/02/2017

  • Workforce
    March 2, 2017, NTEU rally on Capitol Hill to protest President Trump

    Feds worry about Trump's budget plans

    The new administration’s hiring freeze and plans to cut civilian agencies’ budgets worry federal employees, and have caught the attention of their unions. 03/02/2017

  • Congress
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    NIST gets new cyber powers under House bill

    A House panel approved legislation that would add new cybersecurity auditing and reporting duties to the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the White House science office. 03/02/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why the private sector is key to cybersecurity

    There is only so much the military can do to protect the country in cyberspace, expert witnesses at a House hearing said, so Congress should invest more is supporting the private sector. 03/01/2017

  • Procurement
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    Will deep budget cuts alter federal buying strategies?

    Federal agency officials are optimistic that efforts to optimize spending across government will continue, but some experts say deep agency cuts could short circuit some IT spending. 03/01/2017

  • Workforce
    Phil Roe

    New bill would give VA expanded authority to fire employees

    The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee is looking to give leaders at VA new authority to fire employees across the organization. 03/01/2017

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    Hill tech counsel tapped for White House cyber post

    Telecom attorney and Republican counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee Grace Koh is joining the White House National Economic Council as a senior adviser for cybersecurity and technology. 02/28/2017

  • Workforce
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    How would Trump’s proposed cuts affect the Census?

    The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee for Commerce Department secretary by a 72 to 27 vote Feb. 27, but the future of programs and positions Ross will oversee remains hazy. 02/28/2017

  • Intelligence
    Dan Coats

    Is Coats too nice to lead ODNI?

    As both a "resource and a liability," cyberspace will be a priority, Dan Coats tells the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during his confirmation hearing for Director of National Intelligence. 02/28/2017

  • Oversight
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    Too soon to tell if CBP biometric systems can scale

    DHS efforts to develop entry/exit systems that capture travelers’ biometric data are making progress, a GAO report finds, but full implementation is far from simple. 02/28/2017

  • Defense
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    DISA searches for new acquisition life with SETI

    The new $7.5 billion SETI acquisition program aims to rapidly contract innovative technologies and solutions across the Defense Department. 02/27/2017

  • steve kelman

    18F: The empire strikes back

    Oversight has its place, Steve Kelman writes, but the IG reports focused on 18F almost seem hostile to innovation. 02/27/2017

  • Oversight
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    IG: Commerce lags on Data Act

    The Department of Commerce is behind on its Data Act preparations and risks missing a key May deadline, the agency watchdog warned. 02/24/2017

  • Budget
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    Sequestration, shutdowns or increased spending? Anything is possible in 2017

    More standoffs are likely, experts warn, and the only certainty is that the regular rules are unlikely to apply. 02/24/2017

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