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Capitol Rioters Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight. The Police Weren’t Ready.

Insurrectionists made no effort to hide their intentions, but law enforcement protecting Congress was caught flat-footed.

Trump Executive Order Attempts to Ban 8 More Chinese Apps

The move adds more Chinese companies—including three payment apps—to a list that already included TikTok and WeChat.

Twitter, Facebook Temporarily Block Trump’s Accounts

Tech executives also called for Congress to move forward with certifying the election.

Trump Plan for Maritime Cybersecurity Would Introduce Procurement Requirements

The outgoing administration added items to federal agencies’ to-do lists, noting rising threats to the sector.

The 1996 Law That Ruined the Internet

Why I changed my mind about Section 230.

Russia ‘Likely’ Behind Widespread Hack, Cyber Response Agencies Say

The Cyber Unified Coordination Group believes fewer than ten government agencies were compromised in what is an ongoing intelligence operation.

How Supercomputing and Advanced X-Rays Helped the Government Fight COVID-19

Years of basic research and speedy, strategic coordination helped to catalyze new and needed treatments.

House Votes to Override Trump’s NDAA Veto

The Senate will likely vote Tuesday, potentially overriding Trump’s veto for the first time in his presidency.

Biden Reveals White House Digital Team

The team will be in charge of communicating with Americans once Biden takes office on Jan. 20.

Trump Signs Omnibus Spending and COVID Relief Deal, Averting Shutdown

The president will send a “redlined version” back to Congress. 

Trump Vetoes Defense Policy Bill Over Base Names, Unrelated Internet Law

The House has already scheduled a vote after Christmas to override the president’s long-threatened rejection of the annual Defense authorization act, which also includes an expansion of federal employee leave benefits.

Trump Blasts COVID Relief Package, Demands Revisions Risking a Shutdown

President asks Congress to dramatically increase the size of stimulus checks.

Two Years into the Government’s National Quantum Initiative

An Office of Science and Technology Policy official offered a look back on what’s unfolded—and a glimpse into what’s to come.

OPM Proposes Prioritizing Job Performance Over Tenure in Layoffs

Officials at the Office of Personnel Management are seeking to finalize a provision of President Trump’s controversial workforce executive orders before he leaves office.

Massive Hack Roundup: Microsoft Says Breach 'Not Espionage as Usual'

Here are the news and updates you may have missed.

House Committees Launch Investigation into Alleged Russian Hack of Federal Agencies

President-elect Joe Biden also promised to elevate cybersecurity “as an imperative” across government.

Inauguration a Holiday for D.C.-Area Feds, Even Those Teleworking Due to COVID-19

The quadrennial bonus day off will still apply to capital region feds in 2021 even though many are not commuting to the office.