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GSA shuffles key IT personnel

The Technology Modernization fund gets a leader, and a contracting executive is moved off GSA's $50 billion telecom contract.

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FDA moves to require patching in connected medical devices

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to make sure internet-enabled medical devices can be updated to guard against cyberthreats.

Senate passes DHS bug bounty bill

The bill would compel the federal government's top civilian cyber agency to pay white hats who find security vulnerabilities in the agency's internet-facing IT operations.

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9 agencies seek TMF funds

Nine agencies have submitted plans to tap the first $100 million available via the Technology Modernization Fund, but no decisions have been made yet.

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GAO, Census differ on IT readiness

Uncertainty over the impact the addition of the citizenship question and IT systems' readiness dominated a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing intended to discuss the Census Bureau's fiscal year 2019 budget.

GSA administrator Emily Murphy testifies before a House panel on Feb 15 2018

GSA chief says citizen services will be a focal point in FY2019

IT modernization funds and real estate questions also featured prominently at an April 17 hearing on the General Services Administration's appropriation.

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FOIA advisers push for more proactive disclosure

A federal advisory committee wants agencies build Freedom of Information Act responsiveness into acquisition and tech plans.

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IRS systems crash on tax day

The tech failure at IRS may not be due to legacy IT, but rather to modern front-end systems that are typically hardened and tested in advance the annual filing deadline.

DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

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Scott Blackburn resigns as acting VA CIO

After less than a year in the top tech job at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Scott Blackburn is resigning effective immediately.

Rep. Mac Thornberry (Photo: House Armed Services Committee)

Thornberry looks to shut down DISA

Defense reform bill calls for a 25 percent cut in back-office spending and the elimination of seven supporting agencies.

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U.S. and U.K. say Russia targeted network infrastructure worldwide

U.S. and British officials call out another Kremlin-backed cyber campaign, this time targeting routers, switches and other network devices used by governments, ISPs and critical infrastructure entities.

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