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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

  • 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
    sphere of binary data

    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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    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

  • 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

  • Homeland Security
    Ron Wyden

    Wyden objects to DHS password collection plan

    The Democratic senator hope to block plans, floated by the Homeland Security secretary, to collect social media and mobile device passwords as a condition for travelers to enter the United States. 02/21/2017

  • Congress
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    Chaffetz bills would outlaw warrantless stingray use

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced two bills that would rein in law enforcement's use of technologies that tracking users via their mobile phones. 02/17/2017

  • Oversight
    US-Mexico Border wall Nogalez, Az.

    Failed SBINet offers lessons for border wall oversight

    With a failed billion-dollar DHS project in mind, the agency's inspector general said he will audit the southern border wall project repeatedly as it is built. 02/16/2017

  • Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

    Senate confirms Trump's OMB chief

    Mick Mulvaney, one of Capitol Hill's leading critics of government spending and debt, will serve as budget director in the Trump administration. 02/16/2017

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