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DHS seeks growth in cyber budget

At an appropriations hearing, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said she's losing sleep over cybersecurity threats.

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Blockchain, automation and learning to love your legacy systems

Jose Arrieta makes the case that a strong data layer can serve as middleware for microservice-driven modernization.

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CBP leverages tech, data sharing to fight illegal opioids

New detection technology, as well as increasing shipping data sharing with China helps in the border fight against fentanyl, according to the Customs and Border Protection leader.

Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

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Feds make almost one-third less than private-sector peers

The Federal Salary Council reported that federal employees make 32 percent less than their private-sector counterparts and recommended that six more areas be added to the locality pay program.

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National cyber strategy could come by summer

A top Pentagon official told the House Armed Services Committee that the much-anticipated national cyber strategy "should be forthcoming in the near future."

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Epic won't protest Coast Guard move to Cerner

Acquisition-wise, it looks like smooth sailing for the Coast Guard's plan to join the Pentagon's nascent electronic health records system.

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IRS chief may be overselling tax IT modernization

Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter told a House panel that the agency has made significant progress on legacy system CADE2, but that conflicts with recent statements from the CIO.

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Lawmakers hear from Census officials on citizenship question

Following a closed-door briefing from top Census officials, lawmakers still have questions about a move to ask Americans about their citizenship on the 2020 population count.

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IG: Interior failed to document SES reassignments

The Department of Interior recently reassigned about 10 percent of its senior executives without much advance planning and without documenting its reasons for doing so, according to the agency inspector general.

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ODNI looks to separate CIO, CDO shops

The intelligence director's office is mulling a new approach to CIO and chief data officer roles that stresses more efficient acquisition.

White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, shown here at a December 2017 press briefing.

Bossert out as homeland security adviser

In yet another shake-up of the Trump administration's national security team, Tom Bossert resigned from office one day after John Bolton started as National Security Adviser.

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