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Speaker Nancy Pelosi: House Should Pass Deal on Government Spending, Debt Limit Before Recess

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she hopes the lower chamber can pass a deal to raise the debt ceiling and set spending levels by July 26, CNBC reported Wednesday. Pelosi said she expects the White House and the chamber to agree on a measure by Friday, July 19 to allow lawmakers to work on the legislative text over the weekend.

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OPM Experiences Data Center Outage as Administration Pursues GSA Merger

The Office of Personnel Management experienced a disruption to its information technology systems due to a data center outage at OPM’s headquarters last week, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. “Significant OPM programs and missions were impacted for multiple hours last week during an incident that impacted OPM information technology,” Stephen Billy, deputy chief of staff at OPM, told the publication. 

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Senate to Develop NASA Human Spaceflight Bill

Sens. Ted Cruz, Roger Wicker, Krysten Sinema and Maria Cantwell have collaborated to create a bill to help NASA direct its human spaceflight activities, SpaceNews reported Friday. The unnamed legislation follows a filed Mars exploration bill in 2017 and will support commercial space initiatives for manned Moon missions by 2024.

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Gen. John Raymond Senated-Confirmed to Lead U.S. Space Command

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Gen. John Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, to lead the new, larger U.S. Space Command, The Hill reported Thursday. He will concurrently lead the Air Foce and national space commands as a dual-role official. U.S. Space Command will support the military's efforts to boost space security.

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Report: Agencies Failed to Comply With Cybersecurity Directives Over Past Decade

A recent report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee has found that government agencies have “historically failed to comply with cybersecurity standards." According to the report, the number of data breaches experienced by agencies in recent years is “not surprising” due to the state of federal networks’ cybersecurity posture and how such agencies failed to address information technology infrastructure issues that left sensitive public information vulnerable to attacks. 

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Dana Deasy to Receive Official Presidential Nomination for Pentagon CIO Role

President Trump officially announced in a White House release Tuesday his intent to nominate Dana Deasy to become the chief information officer role with the Department of Defense. Deasy has served as DoD CIO since May 2018 and the White House’s move comes in compliance with a requirement in the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which took effect in January, Fedscoop reported

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