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Delieverign Great digital Government in the Trump Era

[Commentary] As we transition to the Trump administration, some experts are forecasting an uncertain future for federal digital services.

Police Use of Phony Cellphone Towers Needs to be Reined In, Lawmakers warn

Congress should pass legislation to ensure that phony cellphone towers police use to locate criminals and fugitives are used consistently across the country, according to a bipartisan congressional report released Dec 19.

Forrester Revises US Tech Forecast Negatively for Trump Presidency

Forrester Research expects the US tech sector will grow less under President-elect Donald Trump than it would have under Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Senate Passes OPEN Government Act

The Senate has passed legislation that would require agencies to make more data available to the public in a machine-readable format.

President-elect Trump Appoints Legislative Cyber Leaders to Transition Team

President-elect Donald Trump named a trio of congressional cyber leaders to his transition team, including House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA).

Tech, Security Sectors Fear Renewed Crypto Fights Under Trump

As President-elect Donald Trump fills out national security and law enforcement posts in his new cabinet, the future of encryption may hang in the balance.

Sens Wyden, Coons Slam DOJ Reply on FBI Hacking Power Expansion

Sens Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Chris Coons (D-DE) slammed the Justice Department for ducking lawmakers’ questions about an upcoming expansion of FBI hacking powers.

President-elect Trump Pledges DOD-Led Plan to Protect Vital Infrastructure from Cyberattack

President-elect Donald Trump will ask the Defense Department and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff “to develop a comprehensive plan to protect America’s vital infrastructure from cyberattacks and all other form of attacks,” according to a

Sens Introduce Bill to Delay Expansion of FBI Hacking Powers

Five Sens introduced legislation to delay a controversial change to criminal search procedures that could allow the FBI to drastically increase its hacking operations.

Congressional Wins That Could Shape Trump's IT Agenda

Donald Trump’s stunning victory may have overshadowed key congressional races, a handful of which could shape the president-elect’s tech agenda. In one race late Nov 8, Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), managed to stave off a Democratic challenger.