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The IT ambitions of USDA

FY17 IT budget plans detail how the Department of Agriculture aims to be a powerhouse in network and financial services.

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GAO to probe FedRAMP

GAO auditors will take a comprehensive look at the government's cloud security program by talking to agencies and commercial providers.

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White House probes centralized cyber capabilities

The White House is exploring a centralized method of providing IT and cybersecurity capabilities to agencies for the next administration.

OMB floats new rules of the road for IT modernization

A draft policy sets out how agencies should prioritize IT modernization efforts.

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Finalizing cyber incident response might be easier than deciding when to use it

The revised National Cyber Incident Response Plan is on track to be completed by the end of the year, but the more difficult challenge might be determining when a cyber incident reaches a threshold that activates the plan.

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Think FedRAMP is a bottleneck? Think again.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program deserves praise, not criticism, and here are four reasons why.

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IT modernization isn't all about tech

More efficient and cost-effective IT often comes down to customer involvement and comfort, according to some IT experts.

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DDOS attacks raise questions from lawmakers

Lawmakers want answers from government officials and the private sector on how a distributed denial-of-service attack crippled leading websites last week.

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Data policy for a new administration

Experts have some advice for the next administration on tackling open-data initiatives early in its term to improve government operations and service.

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DOD service chiefs survey the threat landscape

As the Obama administration nears its end, the service secretaries say technological threats will continue to grow and the DOD must reform how it develops systems and its workforce to keep pace with adversaries.

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18F finances in disarray, watchdog warns

A new report says 18F has lost $36 million to date, "repeatedly overestimated revenue" and pushed back its projected break-even date to 2020.

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How DOD embraced bug bounties -- and how your agency can, too

Hack the Pentagon proved to Defense Department officials that outside hackers can be assets, not adversaries.

The Fed 100

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

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