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Trump Administration Supports Bill to Prevent UAS Threats

The Trump administration has expressed support for a Senate bill that would authorize the departments of Homeland Security and Justice to develop, test and deploy technology aimed at countering unmanned aircraft systems that pose safety risks to the public. The Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 also proposes measures to further commercial …

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House OKs IRS IT Modernization, Cybersecurity Bill

The House has voted unanimously to approve a bill that seeks to modernize information technology systems at the Internal Revenue Service and establish cybersecurity measures to protect taxpayer information, Federal Times reported Saturday. The 21st Century IRS Act would require IRS to partner with other agencies and companies in efforts to prevent identity theft and …

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Lawmakers Revive Push for 3% Federal Worker Pay Raise

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have reintroduced a bill that seeks to increase the salary of federal civilian employees by 3 percent in 2019. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act is cosponsored by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) and 23 other House lawmakers, according to an article published …

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Senate Bill Seeks to Extend Federal Data Center Consolidation Program

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that proposes a two-year extension on Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act provisions related to agencies’ data center consolidation efforts, FCW reported Thursday. Enacted in December 2014, FITARA mandates agencies to report their progress on initiatives to consolidate and modernize data centers, migrate …

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Senate Committee Drafts Bill on Automated Vehicle Cybersecurity

The Senate Commerce Committee has introduced a draft bill that would require carmakers to develop cybersecurity plans for self-driving car systems, Nextgov reported Monday. Nextgov obtained a copy of the proposed bill that also seeks to encourage collaboration between the Transportation Department and industry to establish a program for voluntary disclosure …

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Library of Congress to Hold Legislative Data App Challenge

The Library of Congress plans to launch a prize competition for citizen coders to suggest ideas on how to modernize public access to the government’s legislative data, FCW reported Tuesday. Bud Barton, chief information officer at LOC, said at the Legislative Data and Transparency Conference the library will seek applications …

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