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Nationwide first-responder network starts to take shape

FirstNet has released its first draft request for proposals.

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Overcoming fear of the inspector general

Kymm McCabe warns that overly aggressive oversight is costing a fortune and killing off needed communication.

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How independent are IGs?

A report on how inspectors general balance competing interests comes at a difficult time in IG-agency relations.

Will Hurd

Hurd: Cyber bills are in good shape

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform IT Subcommittee says some basic questions still need to be answered on information sharing.

The Human Exploitation Rescue Operative Corps

Wounded warriors take aim at online predators

Through computer forensics training and internships, veterans are helping Immigration and Customs Enforcement tackle a backlog in child exploitation cases.

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Former DISA comptroller alleges retaliation

In an exclusive interview, Jimaye Sones, who was Defense Information Systems Agency comptroller from 2005 to 2013, says he was reassigned after revealing questionable accounting practices at the agency.

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5 steps to truly client-centric metrics

IT departments can illustrate their value by customizing metrics to specific projects and linking their performance to the agency’s mission

Keith Alexander speaking at the 2015 RSA conference

NSA's Silicon Valley outreach a work in progress

The wounds left by disclosures of National Security Agency surveillance may not have healed, but the NSA will continue to plumb Silicon Valley for talent.

Ashton Carter

Rewiring the Pentagon: Carter's new cyber strategy

After two months on the job studying DOD's cybersecurity and IT needs, Secretary Ashton Carter is set to unveil a new Pentagon cyber strategy in Silicon Valley.

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A SEWP explainer, an IG appeal and transportation info sharing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Trouble tracking DHS acquisition

GAO says a lack of baseline information makes it difficult to tell if Homeland Security purchasing is meeting schedule and cost goals.

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Treasury IT under scrutiny

Sens. Ron Johnson and Tom Carper want more details on risky IT projects from the department's CIO.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.