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  • Workforce
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    Legislators call for more flexible cyber hiring and training

    Three Democratic members of Congress want the government to look to private sector practices as a model for hiring and training the federal cybersecurity workforce 05/05/2017

  • Intelligence
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    Intel act highlights cyber, STEM and Russia

    Prioritizing STEM education, improving cybersecurity, reviewing the ODNI and countering Russian influence are among the priorities Congress has spelled out in the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act. 05/05/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA chief talks commercial Vista

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin told House appropriators that the agency was closing in on a decision about the future of its homegrown electronic health record. 05/05/2017

  • Budget
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    Trump signs funding bill, deflecting budget fight to the fall

    The federal government is funded through the end of fiscal year 2017, but big battles and a possible shutdown loom for the 2018 budget. 05/05/2017

  • Critical Read

    Mobile security threats facing feds

    Federal wireless device users face a disparate set of threats, but the government's buying clout is unlikely change the security picture, a new study says. 05/05/2017

  • Oversight
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    Can the Census Bureau really deliver $5 billion in savings?

    Unexpected cost overruns to critical systems and decisions to cancel or suspend various programs risk eating into the $5 billion in savings proposed by Census Bureau for its 2020 count. 05/03/2017

  • Defense
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    DOD pushing ahead with AT&L split

    The Department of Defense is moving forward with the congressionally mandated split of the Office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and will soon reveal details of its strategy. 05/03/2017

  • Budget
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    With 2017 funding in place, September shutdown looms

    Threats from the president and the administration suggest that a government shutdown could be in the offing at the close of fiscal year 2017. 05/03/2017

  • Modernization

    IT upgrade bill moves to House floor

    As agencies ramp up their IT modernization efforts, increased acquisition training at the agency procurement level and support from the White House and Congress play a central role. 05/02/2017

  • Congress
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    House Judiciary to tackle email privacy, spy rules

    Email privacy, FISA Section 702, overseas data and encryption top the House Judiciary Committee’s innovation and competitiveness agenda for the 115th Congress. 05/02/2017

  • Biometrics
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    Border reps see promise in biometrics

    Biometric identification technologies offer a path to compromise over the Trump administration's politically thorny border wall project, said one House Democrat. 05/02/2017

  • Budget
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    Congress agrees on funding package

    After flirting with a partial shutdown, lawmakers agreed on a bipartisan $1 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through September. 05/01/2017

  • Open Data
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    Senators seek to protect federal data

    Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced a bill seeking to protect public access to open government data through legislation and prevent its removal without sufficient public notice. 04/28/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    Senate cyber panel makes public debut

    Lawmakers probe why the U.S. needs a strategy, authorities and systems to deter and defend against cyber-enabled information operations directed as the U.S. 04/28/2017

  • Congress
    Will Hurd

    MGT is back

    Capitol Hill IT modernization champion Will Hurd reintroduced a bill to support the retirement of legacy technology and the shift to cloud and managed services. 04/28/2017

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