Ted Lieu

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State Department seeks largest hiring surge in a decade under Biden budget

The State Department would add 500 new Foreign and Civil Service positions to its ranks, if it gets the outlined $58.5 billion budget.

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AP/Andrew HarnikFILE - In this July 24, 2019 file photo Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., asks questions to former special counsel Robert Mueller, as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Lieu an immigrant from Taiwan who is a now a Democratic California congressman has emerged as one of the most confrontational voices against President Donald Trump and his immigration policies. He hopes to use his enhanced profile and aggressive stances to help defeat Trump next year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

These bills would add new responsibilities to agencies, contemplate relocations

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House oversight committee approves ‘ban the box’ bill for agencies, contractors

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Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., heads to the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Monday, July 26, 2010, to preside over the House after an event celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, in Statuary Hall. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

After White House slashes cyber adviser role, lawmakers move to entrench the position

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David Shulkin

Some veterans’ groups still support Shulkin

In today’s Federal Newscast, despite facing recent scrutiny, some veterans organizations still feel Dr. David Shulkin is the best person to run the Veterans…

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NIST lays out roadmap for Internet of Things security

As lawmakers seek a ‘seal of approval’ for the Internet of Things, NIST recently gave federal agencies and private industry a better roadmap to future…

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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo, an obsolete 8 and 1-half inch floppy disc  is held in London. Congressional investigators say the government spends about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems. That includes platforms more than 50 years old in such vital areas as nuclear weapons and Social Security. One still uses floppy disks. (AP Photo/Adam Butler, File)

A knotty, tangled mess of IT systems

The 8½ inch floppy disk held up at the recent House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing was good theater, but it doesn’t tell the entire story of the state of old technology in the government.

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