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  • Workforce
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    Oversight bills seek to restrict union activity

    Two Republican lawmakers introduced bills that would limit the amount of time that federal employees spend on union activities during work hours. 03/08/2017

  • Homeland Security
    Elaine Duke DHS

    DHS nominee grilled on wall costs

    03/08/2017
  • Congress
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    Lawmakers target disappearing records

    Two bills before the House Oversight committee deal with the problem of electronic records being altered or lost. 03/07/2017

  • Contracting
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    Senate votes to repeal 'blacklisting' rule

    In a close vote, the Senate passed a resolution to eliminate the so-called blacklisting rule for federal contractors. 03/07/2017

  • Workforce
    Jason Chaffetz and Mark Meadows

    House panel wants answers from the Army on hiring freeze exemptions

    The Pentagon said it was going to exempt childcare for military families from the civilian hiring freeze, but Republican leaders on a key House committee want answers from the Army on implementation. 03/06/2017

  • Congress
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    2017 defense bill advances

    The House Appropriations Committee has introduced the final $578 billion defense spending bill for the remainder of FY2017. It's an $11 billion increase over 2016, but far short of what defense hawks say is needed going forward. 03/03/2017

  • 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

  • Congress

    Grant program would support state, local cybersecurity

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers is looking to help state, local and tribal governments protect their data, systems and networks. 03/02/2017

  • 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

  • Intelligence
    Devin Nunes

    House panel defines scope of Russia probe

    The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has agreed on the scope of its inquiry into Russia's election influence operations as new questions arise about the attorney general's contacts with the Russian ambassador. 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

  • 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

  • Policy
    DJT Joint Session

    Trump pushes sweeping changes in speech to nation

    In an address to a rare joint session of Congress, President Trump discussed his near-term plans, and his aim to dramatically change the priorities of the federal government in his 2018 budget. 02/28/2017

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