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Military IT chiefs want combat-ready infrastructure

Army CIO Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher said current DOD networks aren't necessarily what's required for the next conflict.

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DHS bans Kaspersky from federal systems

The Department of Homeland Security banned the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal agencies in a new binding operational directive.

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Walter Copan tapped to lead NIST

A former senior executive at the Brookhaven National Lab is President Trump's pick to lead the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Will states' ACA tech be ready for November open enrollment?

The Government Accountability Office warns that the federal government may have limited visibility into state marketplace systems.

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Federal CISOs want more education and training to help boost incident response

To get ahead of cyberthreats, agency CIOs and CISOs want to focus on reducing response times from weeks and months to minutes.

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CenturyLink delays Level 3 acquisition

EIS contract winners CenturyLink and Level 3 pushed their acquisition plans back a month for a California utilities commission approval, but don't expect it to affect planning.

New guidelines for hack-proof elections get a key vote of approval

A committee of the Election Assistance Commission approved a set of guidelines designed to make voting more secure and more accessible.

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Number of veterans in federal workforce grew in 2016

The number of veterans employed by the federal government has crept steadily upward in recent years, and now represents nearly one-third of the entire executive branch workforce.

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House passes bill to streamline DHS info sharing

The bill puts legislative heft behind a Department of Homeland Security plan to integrate data access across components.

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CBP's border wall plans integrate tech

Despite funding uncertainty, Customs and Border Protection is moving ahead with designs for a technological and physical barrier along the southern border.

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Drones take center stage in Harvey recovery

Hurricane Harvey represents an inflection point for the use of unmanned aerial systems in disaster recovery operations, according to the FAA administrator.

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DOD objects to digital-only plan from NARA

The Department of Defense says a plan to go to all-digital federal records accession will cost too much and interfere with existing digitization plans.

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