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DHS CIOs see cyber, budgets as top concerns

Although cybersecurity is always a priority, one component CIO said, "my biggest problem is stretching a dollar."

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Hiring, procurement are pain points for FirstNet

Building a national communications network for first responders is a massive undertaking, and no one seems pleased with the progress so far.

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DHS IG: S&T Directorate needs better contract oversight

The Science and Technology Directorate said it will have strengthened contracting documentation processes in place by summer.

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Will Census be ready for Internet response in 2020?

The Census Bureau hasn't established a time frame for its cloud computing plans, including testing for scalability, security, and privacy protection, as well as determining a budget for cloud services.

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Clinton's printed emails a headache for archivists

Printed emails aren't searchable, don't retain all metadata and aren't necessarily threaded in a way that gives a chronological account of an exchange.

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Exploring the next wave of IT cost cutting

By applying a long-term mindset to strategic cost-saving initiatives, agencies can reshape how IT supports mission delivery.

OASIS tool and CBP app

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DHS procurement dodged a slow-moving bullet

Stop-and-start uncertainty had threatened deployment of the latest iteration of the Einstein automated intrusion-detection program.

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GSA pricing, tech bills, Data Act oversight and anti-robocall prizes

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Top cyber brass warn Congress on sequestration

Mandatory cuts could have a "significant impact" on Cyber Command's ability to defend DOD information networks.

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8 mobile trends for 2015

A major trend is cost, says a DMI survey. If agencies continue using three or four devices per employee, the total price of ownership is going to get prohibitive.

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OFPP set for new IT acquisition initiatives

Anne Rung says category management memo was a good start, but more changes are coming.

The 2015 Federal 100

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