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ACLU praises DHS report

The civil liberties group said the department was far more forthcoming than other federal agencies in detailing how it shares and protects individuals' information.

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Is government doing too much on cyber-response?

A new report argues that private-sector firms make better first responders.

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Rethinking (again) the role of CIO

Eighteen years after the Clinger-Cohen Act created the position, experts discuss how the job of agencies' top IT executives has changed.

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GSA touts new mobile management resource

Mobile Lifecycle & Expense Management can save 25 percent or more, GSA says.

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The accidental database administrator

Here are five things administrators need to know to successfully manage mission-critical databases.

Katrina McFarland

DOD aims to improve procurement communications

Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Katrina McFarland tells industry that draft requirements could be shared earlier in the process.

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FirstNet leader D'Agostino resigns

The general manager's departure comes as the First Responder Network Authority is in the process of developing a business plan and expanding its staff.

Major General Brett Williams

Why too many technology solutions fall short

Three groups have competing equities in defense IT acquisition, and learning to balance risk among them is the key to success.

OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

Cobert: Unified clearance rules are a work in progress

Deputy director says administration is working to "make continuous evaluation a reality."

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Common-sense techniques to save taxpayer dollars

Basic business concepts such as price transparency can drive big savings. We need to apply them more broadly.

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NTIA launches Spectrum.gov

The inventory of agency spectrum shows just how complicated it could be to share bandwidth.

Rear Adm. Robert Day, USCG

DHS girds for fiscal 2016

Homeland Security officials talk priorities and possible pain points as budgets constrict yet again.