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OMB: New CIO authorities won't 'bottleneck' IT planning, acquisitions

Agency CIO jobs are about to get more powerful, and potentially more interesting.

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Marine cyber commander reassures comm officers

Maj. Gen. Daniel O'Donohue told communications officers that their contributions are not being overshadowed by cyber specialists.

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Another CIO retirement, Lerner's email and an unpatched software alert

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Lawmakers skeptical about encryption override

Law enforcement agencies want Congress to require firms offering secure communications apps and devices to provide a means to access encrypted data.

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NIST plays matchmaker on identity verification

The National Institute of Standards and Technology funds the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group, bringing together disparate interests to solve the password puzzle.

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OASIS looks to move beyond Air Force orders

The USAF is still the biggest user of the contracting vehicle, but officials predict that will change in the next year or two.

Brigadier General Kevin J. Nally, Deputy Chief Information Officer (Marine Corps)

Marine Corps CIO focuses on collapsing networks

Three months after the Marine Corps commandant issued IT-focused guidance, CIO Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally offered an update on how the Corps is meeting key goals, from network consolidation to mobility.

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GSA widens telecom collaboration efforts

The first of three sessions on the NS2020 strategy provided a glimpse of industry concerns about the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

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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.

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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.