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  • Oversight
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    Some IT bright spots in GAO annual risk report

    Federal IT acquisition and DHS management see gains over 2015, but GAO wants more improvement. 02/15/2017

  • Congress
    VA Secretary David Shulkin and Pence, Walz, Roe

    Veterans panel chairman wants faster action on VA scheduling

    After the Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans to pursue multiple scheduling projects, the chairman of VA's authorizing committee said the agency should have a single system in place. 02/15/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency. 02/13/2017

  • Infrastructure

    Should Americans trust their voting tech?

    State officials told the Election Assistance Commission that they are looking to shore up the cybersecurity of voting systems in the wake of the 2016 elections. 02/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    Worries over Trump's smartphone continue

    Top Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security Committee are worried President Trump is still using an outdated, vulnerable Android smartphone. 02/13/2017

  • Congress
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    MGT Act poised for a comeback

    After missing in the last Congress, drafters of a bill to encourage cloud adoption are looking for a new plan. 02/10/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    House Dems seek to probe Trump in cyber hearing

    After years of playing defense on Obama administration email issues, a group of Science Committee Democrats now want a hearing on White House cyber vulnerabilities. 02/10/2017

  • Digital Gov
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    Ethics office website chokes under crush of visitors

    The Office of Government Ethics' website was overwhelmed by the volume of visitors, after White House adviser Kellyanne Conway endorsed Ivanka Trump's clothing line in a live TV interview. 02/10/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Tallinn 2.0 refines the law of cyberattacks

    While the original Tallinn Manual explored how international law applies to cyber warfare, the newly updated version provides analysis on cyber incidents that fall below the level of armed conflict. 02/09/2017

  • Workforce
    man planning layoffs

    Either Congress reforms the civil service, or Trump does it his way, senator warns

    Workforce cuts through a freeze and attrition "may not be optimal," said Sen. James Lankford, and Congress can collaborate to find a better way. 02/09/2017

  • Congress
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    Senators hone in on Russia's cyber capabilities

    The U.S. lacks a complete understanding of Russian cyber capabilities and does not have a coherent policy to deter and defend against cyberattacks, according to witnesses and senators at a hearing. 02/09/2017

  • Modernization
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

    Senators quiz IGs on NextGen, FirstNet

    Senators on the Commerce Committee are looking to agency watchdogs for news and oversight of large IT infrastructure projects like FAA's NextGen and the Commerce Department's FirstNet. 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

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