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  • Workforce
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    OPM looking to rebuild trust

    OPM's National Background Investigations Bureau says it is now effectively securing its legacy IT systems and that people can trust the agency to keep their security clearance data safe. 04/11/2017

  • Oversight
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    Senators seek GAO probe of hiring-freeze effects

    Two senators are urging Congress's investigative arm to probe any adverse effects of President Trump's hiring freeze. 04/07/2017

  • Budget
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    White House role in funding talks unknown

    Despite assurances from the Senate leadership indicating that Democrats and the White House were collaborating on an appropriations deal, it is unclear what role the Trump administration is taking in funding the government after the spending authority expires April 28. 04/07/2017

  • Workforce
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    What will it take to make feds happy?

    Federal employee global satisfaction scores have risen for consecutive years, but lawmakers still think there's a long way to go in improving workforce engagement, as well as the survey that provides the data. 04/06/2017

  • Defense
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    Chiefs: DOD cyber will suffer under a continuing resolution

    In the DOD, cyber, modernization, training, recruiting and readiness will all take a hit if Congress passes another continuing resolution rather than a full budget, say the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 04/06/2017

  • Congress
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    Shutdown clock still ticking

    There are five working days left before the current federal appropriation expires, and still a lot of wrangling lies ahead before Congress can pass new spending authority. 04/06/2017

  • Spectrum
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    Congress looks to free up federal spectrum

    Lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to entice federal agencies away from spectrum holdings to free it up for commercial use. 04/05/2017

  • Congress
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    Lawmakers look to block border data searches

    A bipartisan group of senators and congressmen have introduced legislation to protect Americans from having their digital devices searched by border officials without a warrant. 04/05/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    Border wall won't span sea to sea

    DHS chief John Kelly paints a clearer picture of the developing border barrier project, which includes a mix of walls, technology and fencing. 04/05/2017

  • Workforce
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    Hurd ramps up call for cyber national guard

    Congressional watchdogs, as well as industry members and feds, called for a cyber national guard, pooled hiring and reforming educational outreach to address the IT skills shortage. 04/04/2017

  • Defense
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    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform. 04/04/2017

  • Congress
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    Senate appropriators go to Jared

    A pair of senators with a standing interest in improving IT acquisition is looking to Jared Kushner's new innovation team for help modernizing legacy tech. 04/03/2017

  • Digital Gov
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    Lawmakers look to modernize U.S. Code

    A bipartisan bill would digitally encode U.S. law with a statutory history. 03/29/2017

  • Oversight
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    Agencies backsliding on FITARA

    A leading watchdog told the House Oversight panel that agencies took some backward steps on implementing IT reforms during the transition and the early days of the Trump administration. 03/28/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS cyber reorg bill coming

    A top DHS cybersecurity official and a leading lawmaker are pushing a plan to reorganize federal cyber protection. 03/28/2017

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