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House panel rips VA leadership on scheduling software pause

VA officials were grilled by lawmakers on a pause in the acquisition of a scheduling system and a possible rethink of the agency's homegrown electronic health record.

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Some agencies will miss 2016 email management deadline

Although most agencies are on track to meet a presidential directive to archive email records electronically, a few will need more time.

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Obama’s cyber commission looks to next administration and beyond

The group's recommendations should be a "down payment for the next administration," Lisa Monaco, Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, told the inaugural meeting of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

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DHS considers flexible hiring paths for cyber talent

Homeland Security IT managers want more flexible hiring that will allow it to develop a more robust cybersecurity and IT workforce.

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CIO Scott surprised by crisp pace of FITARA implementation

With the majority of agency FITARA implementation plans approved and posted, the federal CIO said the process of reimagining federal IT management has gone more smoothly than expected.

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Why USAJobs needs an overhaul

A Senate roundtable examined the deficiencies of the USAJobs website and offered solutions to modernize the federal government's HR front door.

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House, Senate committees back $4.2B for IT at VA

House and Senate appropriations panels approved funding measures that essentially match administration requests for the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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OPM wants to fold deep web, social media into background checks

As a new security clearance agency develops, OPM's background checkers are seeking automated tools to review a variety of web-accessible information sources.

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IRS systems still vulnerable to cyber criminals

Government auditors told Congress that the IRS systems continue to show significant information security weaknesses.

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Vendors are moving briskly in GSA's FASt Lane trial

More than 40 companies have used GSA's new fast-track process to get a spot on the agency's massive multiple-award IT contract.

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Federal CIO: Hire faster, from every discipline

Federal CIO Tony Scott said getting new people -- and new roles -- into government as soon as possible is critical, and when it comes to cybersecurity, a range of disciplines is ideal.

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DHS warns on cyber risks of open source

In comments on the proposed federal government open source policy, the Department of Homeland Security cautioned that the plan could lead to the introduction of compromised code.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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