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GAO denies Equifax bid protest

October 17, 2017

Via: FCW

The Government Accountability Office denied Equifax’s protest of an IRS award to Experian for identity management and taxpayer fraud protection services. Because of delays incurred as a result of the protest, IRS awarded an extension to Equifax’s existing contract. That […]


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White House tech adviser: ‘Way too many acting CIOs’

October 13, 2017

Via: FCW

White House advisor Chris Liddell acknowledged that the federal government may be moving too slowly in filling permanent CIO positions throughout departments and agencies. Speaking at a Government Executive technology conference in Washington, D.C., Liddell responded to a question about […]


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House panel skeptical of DOD clearance plan

October 12, 2017

Via: FCW

The Department of Defense is preparing to roll up security clearance investigations in-house, as the civilian agency charged with background checks faces a large and growing backlog. At an Oct. 11 House hearing, members sought assurances from Director of Defense […]


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Trump to pitch benefits of his tax plan to truckers in Pennsylvania

October 11, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump will pitch his tax plan as a boon for truckers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Wednesday — the latest stop on a cross-country tour aimed at selling his tax reform proposal. Trump will be speaking in front of an […]


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How the Justice Department’s Facebook Subpoenas Threaten Free Speech

October 11, 2017

Via: Fortune

In recent months, the U.S. Justice Department has issued subpoenas against Facebook (FB, +0.30%) and web host DreamHost for records of thousands, perhaps millions, of citizens who expressed interest in protesting President Trump’s inauguration. Such requests, while perhaps well-intentioned, impinge […]


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The GOP’s tax reform Bermuda Triangle

October 10, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Cutting taxes sounds like an easy win for a Republican Party enjoying unified control of the federal government. But at the moment, they’re struggling. Not just struggling to scrounge up concurrent majorities for a tax bill but struggling to reach […]


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If DACA killed, the US can lose $433 billion over the next 10 years. Here’s why

October 9, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Hopes for President Trump to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has diminished dramatically after the White House put out an aggressive list of demands. The Trump administration wants tougher immigration and border security measures, crackdowns on sanctuary […]


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House panel looks to curtail spy powers

October 6, 2017

Via: FCW

On Oct. 5, the House Judiciary Committee unveiled legislation to reform the way intelligence agencies can use surveillance tools, with an eye to keeping more Americans out of the dragnet. The USA Liberty Act would revise Section 702 of the […]


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Border tech bill clears Senate committee

October 5, 2017

Via: FCW

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved a bill that would require “major” border technology acquisition programs at the Department of Homeland Security to have set cost, scheduling and performance targets, and have those limits approved by […]


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Here’s what to expect from Trump’s space council meeting this week

October 4, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Vice President Mike Pence will convene the first meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council on Thursday, which will begin its deliberations at 10am EDT in Chantilly, Virginia. Titled “Leading the Next Frontier,” the event will allow key leaders of […]