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Why the federal CISO can't sleep

Federal cybersecurity officials are incorporating advice from the industry advisory group NSTAC into incident response policy.

OMB Controller Dave Mader at a Dec. 7, 2016, shared services event in Washington  (Photo: FCW)

Making a market for shared services

OMB and GSA have spent the last year bringing structure to agencies' back-office system needs. Now they have to keep it moving for the next administration.

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Gen. John Kelly picked to head DHS under Trump

The president-elect has selected another retired Marine general for his cabinet -- John F. Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security.

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Dems push for Russia hacking investigation

The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and others in Congress including one top Republican want to air allegations of Russian cyber interference in the U.S. elections. President-elect Trump has dismissed the assertions by U.S. spies as politically motivated.

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Open source is so much more than free code

The former Department of Veterans Affairs CIO shows how successful development and use of open source software requires collaboration, transparency and a commitment to management.

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

Industry sees coming regulatory 'pause' on cyber

The new White House cybersecurity commission report sets the stage for the next administration to make it easier for companies to share cyber threat information.

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Why DOD needs a mobile upgrade

A new report from the Center for a New American Security argues the Pentagon needs to ditch its risk-averse culture and procurement procedures and embrace next-generation mobile technology.

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Agencies still aren't acing FITARA

Twelve of the 24 CFO Act agencies governed by FITARA improved their grades on the latest scorecard.

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GSA adds data security solutions to Schedule 70

The agency says Adobe’s electronic signature solutions and other tools will help agencies manage a broad list of federal security requirements.

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Congressman pushes Obama on cyber deterrence policy

The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee says one of the remaining imperatives for the President Obama is to develop a cyber deterrence strategy and pass it forward to the Trump Administration along with a host of other cyber challenges.

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Where would Mattis take cyber?

The president-elect's selection for secretary of defense is well known for his sometimes off-color comments on warfare and threats to the U.S., but James Mattis is largely a blank slate when it comes to cyber.

53 steps to stronger cybersecurity

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued its long-awaited report, which calls for (among many other things) a new agency to consolidate, administer and secure federal IT infrastructure.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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