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Labor misses deadline to bid cyber contract, re-ups with Accenture

According to contracting documents, the Labor Department needs Accenture to maintain its cyber defenses in the midst of the ongoing governmentwide cybersecurity sprint.

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DISA grants IBM Level 5 cloud permission

In earning the certification at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in West Virginia, IBM touted itself as the first cloud provider to connect with Level 5 data on DOD's unclassified internal network.

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IRS fighting for 2010 funding in 2017

The tax agency has struggled with scandals and legacy tech, and blamed data leaks and abysmal customer service on funding cuts, but Republicans don't seem to think the IRS can fix its problems with money.

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IT modernization fund won't impinge on Schedule 70

The White House's proposed $3.1 billion fund to modernize federal IT would reside at GSA, but the agency's Schedule 70 director said the fund won't hurt the government's go-to source for IT acquisition.

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IRS targeted in bot attack

Using stolen Social Security numbers, hackers attempted to generate hundreds of thousands of e-filing PINs.

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Pentagon IT budget prioritizes JRSS

Defense officials are seeking $172 million for the department-wide "firewall on steroids" -- up from the $84 million enacted for the program in fiscal 2016.

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Ball Aerospace nabs sole-source NGA cloud deal

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency intends to award a one-year sole-source contract to Ball Aerospace Technologies Corp. for cloud computing, the agency announced.

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OMB taps ex-HP exec as IT category manager

A former HP executive is set to lead the IT category as one of 10 category managers being named under OMB's acquisition plans.

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Intel officials dwell on encryption as a potential security problem

FBI Director James Comey and other senior intelligence leaders told Congress that the use of encrypted communications by terrorists and other adversaries remains a problem for investigators.

White House wants $19B for cyber in FY 2017

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.

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Obama bemoans obsolete tech in budget request

The president put the federal government's portfolio of aging IT systems front and center in his final budget request to Congress.

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DHS cancels $675M cyber support contract

DHS pulled a two-year-old solicitation for administrative support for cyber mission offices.

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