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  • Cybersecurity
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    DHS still waiting on NPPD reorg

    It's Critical Infrastructure Month, but DHS cybersecurity officials are wondering about the status of the agency's plan to integrate its cybersecurity division with its infrastructure protection duties. 11/03/2016

  • Modernization
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    Can small agencies piggyback on modernization plans?

    Non-CFO Act agencies are not included in the legislation that seeks to update legacy systems, which could create a two-tiered modernization effort. 11/02/2016

  • Oversight
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    CRS fact-checks Trump claim of ICE endorsement

    A Congressional Research Service legal sidebar explains why campaign trail claims that ICE endorsed Donald Trump for president are not accurate. 10/28/2016

  • Congress
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    What a Senate flip could mean for feds and IT

    If Democrats take control of the Senate, it will mean big changes at key committees and could prove to be a big deal for federal workforce and IT issues. 10/28/2016

  • Congress
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    Elections could upend IT leadership on Capitol Hill

    As Democrats seek to expand their seats, a few notable lawmakers with IT and workforce policy chops could find themselves out of office when the 115th Congress convenes. 10/26/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    DDOS attacks raise questions from lawmakers

    Lawmakers want answers from government officials and the private sector on how a distributed denial-of-service attack crippled leading websites last week. 10/25/2016

  • Congress
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    Senator: Industry needs to educate Congress on cyber

    Sen. Mark Warner, one of the most tech-savvy members of Congress, said industry should help him and his colleagues better understand technology so they can design smarter cyber policy. 10/25/2016

  • Comment
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    There’s still hope for IT modernization funding

    There is more than one way to pay for modernization efforts at federal agencies. 10/21/2016

  • Congress
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    Connolly: cybersecurity at stake in election

    One of the champions of IT reform in Congress said that the November election could significantly shuffle membership on committees with responsibility for cybersecurity. 10/18/2016

  • Oversight
    Jason Chaffetz

    Watchdog rips IT management at Secret Service

    A follow-up report on the leak of Rep. Jason Chaffetz's old job application data at the Secret Service finds nagging holes in the agency's management of personal data and IT. 10/14/2016

  • Modernization
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    Legacy fund already having impact

    U.S. CIO Tony Scott said a proposed IT modernization fund, still before Congress, is changing the way agencies think about upgrading legacy technology. 10/13/2016

  • Congress
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    House panel checks in on Census IT testing

    Key lawmakers want to make sure the Census Bureau is leaving enough time to acquire and test critical IT systems to support the 2020 population count. 10/12/2016

  • Congress
    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah.)

    Sen. Hatch dives into the FAR

    A key Senate committee wants to hear from vendors about how well agencies are following IT procurement rules. 10/11/2016

  • Workforce
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    Should feds take jail threats seriously?

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned rank-and-file feds at NTIA of potential adverse legal consequences of participating in a government activity that he said is expressly banned by statute. 10/10/2016

  • Shared Services
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    How IT legislation can supercharge shared services

    The IT modernization bill that passed the House could be fuel for shared services to get fully airborne in the next four years, according to OMB. 10/04/2016

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