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The president's 2017 budget request: Federal Aviation Administration

The president's fiscal 2017 budget request earmarked $15.9 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration, significantly less than the fiscal 2016 enacted level of $16.3 billion.

The president's 2017 budget request: Legislative branch agencies

Under the president's fiscal 2017 budget request, small but significant legislative agencies, including the Government Accountability Office, the Library of Congress and the Government Publishing Office, would either see increases or flat funding.

Agencies to become startups, GSA to become venture capitalist

Federal agencies and departments will have to pitch their modernization plans to a General Services Administration board if they want investment from the proposed IT Modernization Revolving Fund, said Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.

Despite pact, Clapper remains concerned about China's cyber espionage

The United States and China reached a landmark agreement in September 2015 aimed at preventing state-sponsored cyber intrusions, but that wasn't enough to keep China off of the U.S. intelligence community's annual worldwide threat assessment report to Congress.

Obama signs new executive orders promoting cybersecurity and privacy in agencies

President Obama signed two executive orders Tuesday that established groups of stakeholders to issue federal recommendations for cybersecurity and privacy priorities. The new orders accompanied the unveiling of his Cybersecurity National Action Plan, or CNAP, and will support the plan through targeted recommendations.

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78 cities have applied for the U.S. Department of Transportation's first Smart City Challenge, a competition for mid-sized cities to demonstrate how they can use transportation systems and applications to reduce road congestion while keeping travelers safe and protecting the environment. The DOT will announce five finalists on March 12, each of which will receive $100,000 to further develop their proposals. It will choose the winning city in June.

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Carson City, Nev., is discussing a number of online initiatives it hopes to develop in an effort to become a more interconnected, transparent and responsive city.