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  • Milestones
    FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories. 09/26/2016

  • Space
    space satellite traffic jam

    FAA looks to take over commercial space traffic control

    The Federal Aviation Administration is making the case that it and not the military should police commercial space traffic, and Congress is helping the flight agency take the first step. 09/23/2016

  • Congress
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    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated. 09/23/2016

  • Workforce
    Will Hurd

    Solving the federal IT workforce problem

    Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) argues that potential answers to the federal government’s IT workforce gap lie in expanding youth programs and partnerships between public and private sectors. 09/22/2016

  • Oversight
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    Legislators call for better implementation of transparency legislation

    Reps. Darrell Issa and Mike Quigley are calling for more timely action on new legislation and greater enforcement of current laws to improve transparency in government. 09/22/2016

  • Congress
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    House passes IT modernization bill

    The Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016, a bill to authorize funds to replace legacy IT, passed the House on a voice vote. 09/22/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    futuristic cyberwar

    'Cyber Cold War' rhetoric raises alarms

    Calls from Capitol Hill for "mutually assured destruction" over alleged Russian hacking are raising questions about whether cyber deterrence is even possible. 09/21/2016

  • Congress
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    Missed deportee fingerprints spark legislation

    A new bill would force DHS to digitize all fingerprint records in the wake of an embarrassing oversight report. 09/21/2016

  • Cybersecurity

    McCaul: Russia is messing with U.S. election tech

    Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is calling for the White House to strongly condemn Russia's hack of election databases. 09/15/2016

  • Congress
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    Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

    A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators. 09/15/2016

  • Internet Governance
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

    Cruz seeks to block internet transition

    Sen. Ted Cruz is leading an effort to stop a long-standing U.S. plan to cede control of an aspect of global internet architecture. 09/14/2016

  • Oversight

    Data Act sponsor wants a look at agency implementation plans

    Sen. Mark Warner has requested an update on how agencies are implementing the Data Act since OMB and Treasury issued standards and implementation guidance earlier this year. 09/14/2016

  • Homeland Security
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    DHS officials say border databases are working together

    Interlocking database checks are a potent link in blocking potential terrorists from entering the U.S., DHS officials said at a Capitol Hill hearing. 09/14/2016

  • Encryption
    Marcel Lettre, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

    New policy on encryption appears unlikely

    The director of the National Security Agency and the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence told a Senate panel that encryption issues would continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis. 09/13/2016

  • Congress
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    Lawmaker grouses about cybersecurity delays at IRS

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wants the tax agency to pick up the pace on Einstein implementation. 09/12/2016

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