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  • Congress

    Cyber probes gain traction on the Hill

    Cyber is front and center as the 115th Congress completes its first month, with multiple investigations into Russia’s election-related hacking and now a resolution to create a Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity. 01/26/2017

  • Congress
    McCain at Heritage today.

    Senators drill down on 2018 defense spending

    Just a month after the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act became law, the Senate Armed Services Committee is starting the process of formulating the 2018 defense budget. 01/25/2017

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

    More macroeconomics than management at Mulvaney hearings

    Two Senate panels grilled President Trump's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, but the focus was on high-level spending issues rather than the nitty-gritty of governance. 01/24/2017

  • Congress
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

    Chaffetz backs Trump's tough line on feds

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sketched his priorities for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but Democrats want to see a formal plan. 01/24/2017

  • Intelligence
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo; Rep. Will Hurd R-Texas

    Pompeo confirmed as CIA head, Hurd to HPSCI

    The Senate voted largely along party lines to confirm Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. Rep. Will Hurd, a former CIA agent and cyber expert will replace Pompeo on the House Intelligence Committee. 01/24/2017

  • Innovation
    Obama and Biden at the Trump inaugural

    Obama codifies PIF program on last morning in office

    President Obama signed a bill making the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent fixture of government, during his last hours in office. 01/20/2017

  • Workforce
    Rep. Gerald Connolly

    Connolly warns on workforce changes

    The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee's Government Operations panel warns that Congress will look to legislate changes to the federal workforce. 01/20/2017

  • Oversight
    GAO Seal

    GAO reports billions in savings linked to oversight efforts

    In its end of the year summary, the Government Accountability Office reported billions of dollars in federal savings and progress in addressing its management challenges. 01/19/2017

  • Transition
    Wilbur Ross testifies Senate confirmation Jan 18

    Trump's pick for Commerce talks tech

    Wilbur Ross, the Department of Commerce secretary-designate, discussed IT-intensive components of Commerce -- including cybersecurity, spectrum allocation, broadband accessibility and Census operations -- at his Senate confirmation hearing. 01/18/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    House panel probes DHS scans of state election tech

    Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz wants the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general to look more deeply into reports of unauthorized scans of Georgia's network firewall. 01/18/2017

  • Defense
    Wikimedia image: Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter holds a press conference with local media at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on March 18, 2013.

    Secretary Carter says future is bright for DOD

    In his farewell remarks to Department of Defense personnel, Secretary Ash Carter said that the DOD is better and stronger than when he first set foot in the Pentagon 35 years ago. 01/18/2017

  • Defense
    Frank Kendall

    DOD official takes aim at interference from Congress

    Frank Kendall, the outgoing and possibly last undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, says congressional attempts to reform acquisition do more harm than good. 01/18/2017

  • Congress
    Shutterstock image: the Capitol Building.

    Why Congress lags in tech

    Congress is failing to integrate advanced IT into its day to day operations and tight budgets, staff turnover and decentralization are just some of the reasons why. 01/17/2017

  • Congress
    Wikimedia image: Michael Thomas McCaul, Sr. (U.S. Representative for Texas

    House leaders back plan to authorize DHS

    The Department of Homeland Security hasn't been authorized by Congress since it was created in 2002, but a move to change that is gaining momentum in the House. 01/17/2017

  • Defense
    James Mattis

    Cyber plays small role in cordial Mattis hearing

    The Senate panel reviewing the nomination of James Mattis, a retired Marine general, to head the Defense Department focused on strategic threats and agency priorities, including Russia, nuclear modernization, the Pentagon budget and to a small extent, cyber. 01/12/2017

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