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  • White House wants $17.6B for cybersecurity in 2020 budget, mostly DoD

    The White House plans on spending 5 percent more to secure federal networks and data in 2020, with more than half of the funding going toward Defense Department cybersecurity. Get this story and others in today’s Federal Newscast.

  • Momentum builds for Congress restoring Office of Technology Assessment

    The legislative branch doesn’t lack for watchdog offices, but as agencies continue to adopt emerging technology at an accelerating pace, lawmakers and good-government groups have reviewed their calls to bring back the Office of Technology Assessment. 

  • Senator wants list of military projects affected by Trump’s emergency declaration

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is asking the Defense Department which military projects will lose funding due to Donald Trump diverting $3.5 billion from military construction accounts to build a wall on the southern border.

  • USPS posts $1.5B loss, despite boost from holiday, midterm election mail

    Despite the surge in mail and packages from the holiday season and a bump in market mail leading up from last year’s midterm elections, the Postal Service ended the first quarter of fiscal 2019 worse off than the year before.

  • Shutdown spotlight on ‘fat-cat’ feds

    Imagine asking for a $100 grant or gift from a charity because you desperately need it to fill the tank with gas so you could get to a job where you were not getting paid?

  • ICE lacking oversight of detention facility contractors

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general found that when it comes to detention facilities contractors, Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn’t adequately hold them accountable for written performance standards.

  • National Park Service lost millions during partial government shutdown

    In today’s Federal Newscast, an internal email to staff at the National Park Service explained the effect the partial government shutdown had on the agency.

  • Another shutdown? What are the odds?

    Either House Democrats will cave on the southern border wall, President Donald Trump has learned his lesson or he’ll call a national emergency to get it built.

  • Role of special prosecutor not new for presidents

    Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has been almost like a silent partner throughout the Trump administration, but for President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, it was Kenneth Starr.

  • Asking border patrol agents could help policy talks go smoother

    If you want to know the best way to secure the border, why not ask the people who do the securing day-to-day? That’s the suggestion from Tom Kochan, a management professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.