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Derek B. Johnson
Senior staff writer covering the cyber + fed IT beat for . More charming in person. Email: djohnson[at] Signal: 703-955-0785
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Derek B. Johnson Jan 19
The way that social media opens the door for people to fulfill their inner urge to endlessly extrapolate and dunk on people before a story is confirmed or all the facts come out is particularly problematic for journalists. This whole thread is worth reading and reflecting on.
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Jeffrey Lewis Jan 19
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Derek B. Johnson Jan 18
Any reporter who has broken a news story - even small scoops - knows that dark feeling in the pit of your stomach that manifests in the days after publication, hoping you didn't misinterpret or get something fundamentally wrong. I hope it all works out for Leopold and Cormier.
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Foreign Policy Jan 18
An FP exclusive: Inside the State Department’s plans and debates with lawmakers to establish a new bureau for cybersecurity.
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The Associated Press Jan 18
BREAKING: Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke sentenced to nearly 7 years in prison for killing black teenager Laquan McDonald.
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PCLOB Jan 17
Summer Law Fellow/Policy Fellow opportunities at the PCLOB. See the website for more info:
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Zack Whittaker Jan 18
New: A government source told me that Homeland Security has sent notices to CIOs and CISOs at government agencies with expired HTTPS certificates, but most said that they "don't have the staff to work on it during the shutdown."
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Derek B. Johnson Jan 18
Replying to @DerekDoesTech
New timeframe for a bid is now listed as Feb. 2019:
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Derek B. Johnson Jan 18
National Geo-Intel Agency pushes back a solicitation planned for January for "techniques, algorithms, methods, and approaches to automate harvesting and analysis of information" to better anticipate threats, reduce decision time and transform its intelligence gathering process.
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Derek B. Johnson Jan 17
Replying to @willsommer
I just left a hipster coffee shop where I overheard TSA employee excitedly whispering to each other about how they don't mind not getting paid and the whole experience is teaching them to be live simpler, more frugal lifestyles.
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Daniel Stoller Jan 17
New: Bamzai and LeBlanc were re-nominated for last night. They were nominated in the 115th, but had to be re-nominated since they weren't confirmed before the end of the term. Of note - Felten didn't get a renomination and his term is about to expire.
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Derek B. Johnson Jan 17
Interesting thread from a former OMB official coming down pretty hard on the legality of recalling thousands of IRS employees to process tax returns and the agency's latest shutdown guidance classifying tax revenue under the "protecting gov property" rubric.
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Rep. Will Hurd Jan 16
I'm humbled to be able to bring a South and West Texas perspective to , and look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to secure even more wins in Congress for , the great state of Texas and the nation.
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Derek B. Johnson Jan 16
Replying to @WChaseGunter
Bad branding decision for the company and the state if you ask me.
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Derek B. Johnson Jan 15
Replying to @DerekDoesTech
This is something that former officials have worried about the most: IRS will dedicate most of its resources to ensuring a smooth filing season but won't have the personnel needed to identify or follow up on billions of dollars in fraudulently filed returns.
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Derek B. Johnson Jan 15
Replying to @DerekDoesTech
Finally, the guidance states that call centers to respond to taxpayer questions will be open (though doesn't say whether it will be humans or robots on the other end) but that "all audit functions, examination of returns and processing of non-electronic tax returns will not.
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Derek B. Johnson Jan 15
Replying to @DerekDoesTech
One of the questions I've had is whether the IRS finished including provisions from the new, giant tax reform law into their IT applications. New guidance states that CIO Gina Garza is "on track to complete the necessary IT programming" on all revised forms related to tax law.
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Derek B. Johnson Jan 15
Replying to @DerekDoesTech
It also contains what I believe is new language including activities related to tax return processing under the "protecting gov property" definition that guides agency resource allocation during shutdowns. Also states that IRS must except additional employees for this purpose.
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Derek B. Johnson Jan 15
Replying to @DerekDoesTech
Couple of notes here: -IRS took down its previous guidance that everyone was using and I'm not able to find it anymore. - the number of employees considered exempt from furlough changed dramatically, from just 10 percent of the agency's 80k workforce to 57 percent.
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Derek B. Johnson Jan 15
IRS releases updated shutdown guidance. Story tk
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