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Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, commander of the Navy

Navy's new cyber strategy prioritizes threats

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command's five-year plan aims to avoid a repeat of the 2013 Iranian hack of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

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Senators look for answers on FOIA reform, Clinton emails

Legislation can accomplish only so much when up against "an instinct of secrecy," says Sen. Chuck Grassley.

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OPM carves out broad hiring exception for digital services

The move comes as OMB is pushing agencies to create in-house digital services teams akin to GSA's 18F and its own U.S. Digital Service.

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Air Force CIO describes requirements nightmare

Air Operations Centers form the cornerstone of the Air Force's command and control, but the service's top IT officer says an upgrade in AOC architecture has been anything but smooth.

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Council makes her case to take over tech at VA

LaVerne H. Council outlined her leadership style and plans to manage the VA's $4.2 billion in annual tech spending.

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Thune seeks answers on White House cyber breach

The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee wants to know if any personal or policy information was stolen.

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Delivering on the promise of big data

Agencies have moved beyond the buzzword and are making big data part of their everyday missions.

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FBI cyber boss gets bigger portfolio

Joseph Demarest, who took a leading role in pointing the finger at North Korea for the Sony hack, moves to the No. 2 position in the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch.

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Air Force setting up separate Silicon Valley office

The USAF will open an office in Silicon Valley that will complement the one the Pentagon plans.

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CIO Scott: Fed tech 'is a contact sport'

FITARA is about relationships more than CIO authority, says the CIO with the most authority.

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'There's opportunity in FITARA'

For some agencies, the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act and accompanying guidance dovetail with initiatives already begun. For others, implementation will be a tougher row to hoe.

Cloud SIN, space tech, fed data and transition planning

News and notes from around the federal IT community.