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  • 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
    Shutterstock image (by Den Rise): Security services and protection concept; businesswoman displays a padlock, symbol of security.

    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
    Shutterstock image: open lock.

    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
    Shutterstock image.

    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

  • Census
    Social network, census

    2020 census tabbed as 'high risk' by GAO

    The 2020 Census is one of three additions to GAO's 2017 list of high-risk government programs. 02/15/2017

  • Oversight
    GAO Seal

    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

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