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  • Homeland Security
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    TSA nominee touts biometric exit pilots

    A former commandant of the Coast Guard being considered to head the TSA said the security agency's recently unveiled trials of fingerprint/boarding pass tech could become big part of its future. 06/22/2017

  • Congress

    More money for cyber in 2018 NDAA

    The House Armed Services Committee is looking to boost spending on cybersecurity training in the 2018 NDAA, while empowering DOD's CIO to govern supply chain risk. 06/22/2017

  • Budget

    Trump budget includes OMB bump, but cuts IT policy spend

    The White House's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 hacks civilian spending to offset proposed defense increases, but it includes a slight uptick in funding for OMB to fund management priorities. 06/22/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS: Russia tried to hack voting systems in 21 states

    DHS officials confirmed for the first time that Russian hackers tried to penetrate voting systems in 21 different states in the run-up to the 2016 election, but said the hacking did not affect election results. 06/21/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Jeh Johnson

    Former DHS boss says 'no evidence' of tampering in 2016 vote count

    At a House Intelligence hearing, Jeh Johnson testified that Russian interference in U.S. elections did not extend to manipulating vote counts, as far as he knows. 06/21/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why an HHS cyber center could confuse federal efforts

    Senate oversight leaders are worried that Health and Human Services' efforts to establish its own cyber threat information center could sow confusion about federal policy. 06/21/2017

  • Congress
    Claire McCaskill

    Senate Dem wants answers on reported Booz Allen leak

    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) wants answers from Booz Allen Hamilton about its security posture and ability to manage sensitive intelligence data. 06/21/2017

  • Congress
    McCain at Heritage today.

    McCain dresses down DOD deputy nominee

    President Trump's nominee for deputy defense secretary faced strong criticism from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain over his background at Boeing and for some of the answers the nominee provided to senators during his confirmation hearing. 06/20/2017

  • Budget
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    DOD to Congress: continuing resolution threatens modernization

    The U.S. military is facing new threats from technologically savvy adversaries, and unless Congress provides stable funding, U.S. forces will be increasingly vulnerable in the cyber domain say Pentagon leaders. 06/16/2017

  • Workforce
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    Senators: Reorg plans must balance workforce cuts against mission success

    Agencies expect to hit the first deadline set by the White House's plan to restructure government and reduce the size of the workforce, but lawmakers want to make sure their efforts don't come at the expense of effective operations. 06/16/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    world map

    Want to stop the next WannaCry? Stop classifying and start sharing

    The former federal CISO and other experts tell Congress that aggressive public-private collaboration is the key to warding off global contagion attacks. 06/15/2017

  • Workforce
    bills with tight belt

    House Dems push back on Trump's pension cuts for feds

    In a letter addressed to the House's speaker and minority leader, Democratic lawmakers rebuked the White House for proposed cuts to the federal workforce in the fiscal year 2018 budget request. 06/15/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    Congress offers $65M as down payment on Vista replacement

    House Appropriators are budgeting $65 million for the Department of Veterans Affairs to launch its plan to acquire a commercial health record, but the funding comes with conditions. 06/14/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA accountability bill clears Congress

    The House approves a Senate bill that gives the Veterans Affairs secretary new authority to discipline and fire problem employees while enhancing whistleblower protections. 06/13/2017

  • Congress
    President Trump

    COVFEFE the typo becomes COVFEFE the bill

    Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) riffed on a recent Twitter meme with legislation that would expand the Presidential Records Act to explicitly include social media posts as documentary material. 06/12/2017

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