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Naval Academy Breaks Ground on Future Cyber Study Center

The U.S. Naval Academy has started construction work on a $106 million facility on its campus in Annapolis, Maryland to house classes and research work for students in the field of cybersecurity. The Navy said Thursday this multi-story academic building will include classrooms, a lecture hall, research labs, a research and testing …

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Reports: Senate to Vote on Continuing Resolution to Avert Govt Shutdown

U.S. senators plan to meet Tuesday to vote on a bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) to extend government funding and head off a shutdown by the end of the week, Roll Call reported Monday. Niels Lesniewski writes Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) said Democratic and Republican members will continue discussions with the goal to reach …

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Ben Cardin Intros Back Pay Bill for Feds in Case of Government Shutdown

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has introduced a new bill that would give back pay to federal employees when the government reopens after a shutdown, GovExec reported Wednesday. Eric Katz writes the 2015 Federal Employee Fair Treatment Act would pay furloughed employees their regular salary immediately after a government shutdown passes. Employees required to work …

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Senate Postpones Decision on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

The Senate has adjourned for summer recess without holding a floor vote on legislation that would allow cyber threat data exchange between federal agencies and private companies, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pulled the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act off the floor Wednesday because …

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