White House names deputy undersecretary for DOD R&E

Lisa Porter, the executive vice president of CIA venture arm In-Q-Tel and director of IQT Labs, would help run the Pentagon's newly reorganized IT and R&D operations.

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CBP closes in on completing 17-year multibillion IT project

Customs and Border Protection is nearing the end of development of one of the most complex IT systems in the federal government.

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CERTs warn on botnets, kernel bugs

Separate cybersecurity alerts from DHS indicate new botnet attack vectors and updates the list of industrial control system vendors facing Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

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Why the Energy Department needs a cyber program

The DOE wants $96 million in fiscal 2019 to fund a cybersecurity office to help manage threats facing the energy grid.

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IG to investigate FEMA IT management

DHS' internal watchdog is planning to dig into FEMA's IT management practices, due to concerns it was misled by FEMA leadership about progress on IT management goals.

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Meet the 7 leaders who will be steering modernization dollars

The Office of Management and Budget announced the first members of the Technology Modernization Fund Board.

NGA Deputy Director Justin Poole

NGA previews acquisition overhaul

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is looking to revamp its acquisition process to lean heavily on small businesses and agile spending authorities.

Chris Krebs NPPD undersecretary

Making the case (again) for renaming NPPD

The directorate's name change is about more than a title, say DHS leaders working with critical infrastructure sectors.

Army Gen. Paul Nakasone

Nakasone discusses deterrence, dual-hat structure at confirmation hearing

"Our adversaries have not seen our response in sufficient detail to change their behavior,” the Army general said when asked about previous cyber provocations.

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DHS to launch cloud steering group

The Department of Homeland Security CIO John Zangardi said the agency was setting up a steering group to accelerate cloud adoption.

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OMB issues final MGT Act guidance

The Office of Management and Budget is officially accepting submissions from agencies for funds to modernize their outdated technologies under the Modernizing Government Technology Act.

7 ways to avoid mobile app design failure

GSA takes the lead on making federal websites mobile friendly

Agencies need to start paying attention soon, because the Connective Government Act will require all new sites to optimize for mobile users.

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