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GAO nudges DHS on high-risk areas

A new report both commends and jabs DHS for its work on IT acquisition and management.

NSA funds 'science of cybersecurity' research

Four universities are participating through the creation of "lablets" -- small laboratories launched with a first-year cost of about $8 million.

Cyberattack, financial services

NIST eyes IT asset management for financial services industry

The agency and its partner, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, are looking for collaborators on a model system to guard against cyberattacks.

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Defense authorization bill boosts cybersecurity

A House panel’s version of the annual defense policy measure would authorize increased cyber funding and require the administration to report back to Congress on a range of IT-related issues.

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Senate appropriators signal support for IT reform

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said there is room for "policy and discussions" around expanded agency CIO authorities, but expressed concern that legislation might fail to take into account unforeseen future circumstances.

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) at a July 2012 joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee for Veterans Affairs (DOD Photo: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)

Q&A with Rep. Mac Thornberry

The Texas Republican tasked with overhauling DOD acquisition talked with FCW about his concerns and priorities.

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FirstNet CIO builds up his shop

Jim Gwinn says he enjoys the feel of operating in what is essentially a high-tech startup inside government.

Jan E. Tighe, U.S. Navy Fleet Cyber Command

Sending cyber sense down the Navy chain of command

“Pockets of non-understanding” still plague the lower echelons of the Navy hierarchy when it comes to cybersecurity, says Vice Adm. Jan Tighe.

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Patient data the next IT frontier at VA

The VHA’s Kathleen Frisbee predicts that patient-generated data will swamp electronic health records in terms of volume.

Roger Waldron

Industry group challenges GSA's telecom services strategy

Some requirements in the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions RFI could "unduly restrict competition," argues the Coalition for Government Procurement's Roger Waldron.

OMB offers advice for fiscal 2016

The White House wants agencies to look for ways to cut discretionary spending, in part to pay for the Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative the president unveiled in March.

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Lawmaker voices concern about possible DIA nominee

California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter takes issue with Lt. Gen. Mary Legere’s handling of the Army's Distributed Common Ground System.