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Scott Charbo will gain broad control of IT spending in DHS directorates
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Government Printing Office looks to learn from its mistakes to improve
GSA tries sweetening
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Familiar suppliers provide a higher comfort level for agencies
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GSA is mum on next steps as judge denies government’s request for
GSA seeks a
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gain the advantage on health IT issues
With Democrats now in charge on Capitol Hill, the rush for national health
IT legislation is on
prove it’s possible to fix GAO high-risk programs
VA gives thumbs
down to thumb drives
agencies to improve E-FOIA compliance
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The Obama administration's proposed Cybersecurity National Action Plan for FY2017 includes $3.1B for IT modernization and a new federal chief information security officer.
Looking for success stories and exceptional change in federal IT? Meet the women and men who are making it happen.
In a new survey, federal leaders say they're making digital progress, but most also say they're merely updating old systems, not reinventing processes for the Digital Age.
The U.S. Customs and Immigration Services created new deputy CIO slot to help balance everyday IT operations and burgeoning DevOps, agile and cloud activities.
NIST is looking to increase trust in the technical underpinnings of encryption, by strengthening cryptographic random bit generators.
Steve Kelman applauds ASI Government for sharing valuable knowledge -- and notes that there are still plenty of other questions to answer.
In an op-ed for Business Insider, the GOP presidential candidate called for "the federal government must put its own house in order, prioritizing to reflect the urgency and importance of protecting key databases and communications."
"Convenience and accessibility has been prioritized over critical security practices," at OPM, according to a Dec. 23 alert distributed to cleared contractors by the Defense Security Service on behalf of DHS and the FBI.
The federal IT community truly is just that. Steve Kelman, Bill Arzt and Chris Dorobek remind us how much that can matter.
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