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  • Oversight
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    Carper: Spend money to save money on DHS HQ

    With the construction of the DHS headquarters project only two-thirds funded, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee minority leader urges Congress not to leave it hanging. 12/22/2016

  • Congress
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    Lawmakers warn against weakening encryption

    A congressional working group studying encryption has concluded that strong encryption is in the national interest, but needs of law enforcement must be accommodated. 12/21/2016

  • Congress
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    House panel seeks new rules for Stingrays

    Technology used by law enforcement agencies to track the location of a cell phone needs to be better regulated, a House report concluded. 12/20/2016

  • Transition
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

    Mulvaney's record shows tilt toward outsourcing, cutting federal workforce

    President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget doesn't have a long record on IT issues, but he's shown an interest in outsourcing to the private sector and trimming the federal workforce by attrition. 12/19/2016

  • Oversight
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    Obama signs bill clarifying IG authority

    At the close of his administration, President Obama signed into law a measure that specifies access for inspectors general to agency information. 12/19/2016

  • Modernization
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    Tech refresh bills will be back, says DHS CIO

    IT modernization funding efforts will be back, according to DHS CIO Luke McCormack, and agencies should still position agile, cloud and other capabilities to show they're moving into a modern environment. 12/15/2016

  • Government Operations
    Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    GSA in the crosshairs on Trump lease

    House Democrats and others say that President-elect Donald Trump will be in breach of his lease on the Old Post Office when he takes office, but the General Services Administration is not taking a position for now. 12/14/2016

  • Open Data
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    Senate backs open gov bill

    The Senate approved the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act by unanimous consent Dec. 10, and supporters of the bill are optimistic about its chances in the 115th Congress. 12/12/2016

  • Congress
    McCain at Heritage today.

    Political battle escalates over charges of Russia election hacks

    More members of Congress are joining the call for investigations of Russia's election hacking while the president-elect condemns the CIA and its findings. 12/12/2016

  • Congress
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    No government shutdown as Senate passes funding bill

    With less than two hours remaining on the current federal appropriation, the Senate voted to keep the government funded through April 28. 12/09/2016

  • Transition
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    Will Trump make federal IT great again?

    A business school professor who studies IT spending is hopeful about the prospects for a federal tech refresh under unified government. 12/09/2016

  • Workforce
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    Civil service changes pass in NDAA, while Trump plans workforce moves

    The annual defense bill passed Congress with a few provisions that impact the federal workforce. Advisors to President-elect Trump say more changes to federal employment could be on the horizon. 12/08/2016

  • Congress
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    Are agencies ready for the Data Act?

    With the financial reporting requirements of the Data Act set to take effect in May 2017, a key oversight panel voiced concerns over agencies' progress. 12/08/2016

  • Congress
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    Dems push for Russia hacking investigation

    The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and others in Congress including one top Republican want to air allegations of Russian cyber interference in the U.S. elections. President-elect Trump has dismissed the assertions by U.S. spies as politically motivated. 12/07/2016

  • Congess
    Will Hurd

    Agencies still aren't acing FITARA

    Twelve of the 24 CFO Act agencies governed by FITARA improved their grades on the latest scorecard. 12/06/2016

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