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3 in 10 agency websites miss OMB deadline to migrate to HTTPS

Although the White House-imposed deadline for government websites to embrace HTTPS has passed, some agencies' conversions remain a work in progress.

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U.S. sanctions Russia and releases hacking report

The Obama administration announced a long-awaited response to Russia's election-related hacking, but many view it as too little too late.

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Exit Interview: Trevor Rudolph

The former Office of Management and Budget lead on CyberStat and other civilian agency cybersecurity issues sounds off on Congress, the fabled sprint and the new federal CISO role.

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Lawmakers: Snowden a fabricator, not a whistleblower

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who stole and leaked sensitive documents was a disgruntled employee and liar who is in league with Russian intelligence, says a newly declassified House Intelligence Committee report.

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What to make of the NDAA's latest DOD reorgs

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act splits the undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics position into two new undersecretary roles -- one focused on acquisition, the other on innovation. What does that mean for the future of defense tech?

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DHS moves to dismantle visitor registry program

The department is issuing rule changes to put the final nail in the coffin of a long-abandoned program targeting countries with active terrorist groups.

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Will Trump and Mulvaney bring back A-76?

The use of A-76 competitions to let private contractors bid on some work done by federal employees could be set for a resurgence.

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Carper: Spend money to save money on DHS HQ

With the construction of the DHS headquarters project only two-thirds funded, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee minority leader urges Congress not to leave it hanging.

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Email management deadline looms

Agencies have until Dec. 31 to manage their email records in electronic format, and abandon antiquated print-to-file methods. Not all of them are going to make it.

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New advisory committee will assist in 2020 census

The Census Bureau is establishing a committee of public- and private-sector representatives to make sure plans for the 2020 population count are on track.

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Prison sentence for GSA Advantage fraudster

A former Defense Department procurement official will serve nearly three years in prison for stealing and reselling millions of dollars of equipment and material obtained through GSA's online shopping and ordering system.

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Report: Defense firms face more volatility in 2017

Govini forecasts greater risk and volatility for cyber and IT services firms with DOD contracts that expire in the coming year.

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