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  • Cybersecurity

    House panel probes DHS scans of state election tech

    Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz wants the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general to look more deeply into reports of unauthorized scans of Georgia's network firewall. 01/18/2017

  • Defense
    Wikimedia image: Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter holds a press conference with local media at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on March 18, 2013.

    Secretary Carter says future is bright for DOD

    In his farewell remarks to Department of Defense personnel, Secretary Ash Carter said that the DOD is better and stronger than when he first set foot in the Pentagon 35 years ago. 01/18/2017

  • Defense
    Frank Kendall

    DOD official takes aim at interference from Congress

    Frank Kendall, the outgoing and possibly last undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, says congressional attempts to reform acquisition do more harm than good. 01/18/2017

  • Congress
    Shutterstock image: the Capitol Building.

    Why Congress lags in tech

    Congress is failing to integrate advanced IT into its day to day operations and tight budgets, staff turnover and decentralization are just some of the reasons why. 01/17/2017

  • Congress
    Wikimedia image: Michael Thomas McCaul, Sr. (U.S. Representative for Texas

    House leaders back plan to authorize DHS

    The Department of Homeland Security hasn't been authorized by Congress since it was created in 2002, but a move to change that is gaining momentum in the House. 01/17/2017

  • Defense
    James Mattis

    Cyber plays small role in cordial Mattis hearing

    The Senate panel reviewing the nomination of James Mattis, a retired Marine general, to head the Defense Department focused on strategic threats and agency priorities, including Russia, nuclear modernization, the Pentagon budget and to a small extent, cyber. 01/12/2017

  • Intelligence
    ODNI Clapper, CIA Brennan

    Senators push IC on whether Russia hacked GOP

    Senators on the intelligence committee questioned members of IC on the extent to which Russia hacked the RNC and how that played into their assessment that Putin wanted to help Trump win the election. 01/10/2017

  • Homeland Security
    Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly (Ret.)

    Border wall isn't enough, intel on Russian hacking accurate, DHS nominee says

    Retired Marine Lt. Gen. John Kelly, the would-be leader of the Department of Homeland Security told a Senate panel that a border wall is inadequate and embraced the accuracy of U.S. intelligence on Russian cyber intrusions, and information operations. 01/10/2017

  • Workforce
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    Is Congress really going to cut your pay to $1?

    A brief history of the Holman Rule, and what it likely means for appropriations, agency programs and individual feds. 01/10/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    Lawmakers, CSIS unveil cyber recommendations for Trump administration

    A cybersecurity task force recommended that the Trump administration move quickly to improve and reorganize oversight authorities, elevate the role of the White House cybersecurity coordinator and clarify the cyber defense roles of civilian and military agencies. 01/05/2017

  • Intelligence
    McCain at Heritage today.

    Senators support intel findings on Russia, call for deterrence policy

    Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee expressed support for the intelligence community and its assessment that Russia hacked Democratic Party servers to influence the election and called for more defined cyber deterrence policy. 01/05/2017

  • Health IT
    screen capture of HealthCare.gov site

    Does HealthCare.gov have a future?

    Congressional Republicans plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. What would that mean for the $1B website that is the front door to the program? 01/04/2017

  • Contracting
    Shutterstock image (by Mascha Tace): business contract competition, just out of reach.

    Changes to protest rules could shift contracting preferences

    Bumping up the Defense Department’s protest threshold could tilt Pentagon buyers away from civilian contracting vehicles. 01/04/2017

  • Congress
    man planning layoffs

    House rule change puts feds at risk of job and pay cuts

    The one-year revival of the Holman Rule in the House gives lawmakers the authority to reduce the federal workforce or cut employee pay legislatively. 01/04/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    U.S. sanctions Russia and releases hacking report

    The Obama administration announced a long-awaited response to Russia's election-related hacking, but many view it as too little too late. 12/30/2016

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