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Trump transition the slowest in decades

The Trump administration is appointing Senate-confirmed positions, including those critical to national security, at a historically slow pace.

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Why the Vista sunset is not a big deal

With Vista no longer supported by Microsoft, Windows 7 is the next major operating system scheduled for obsolescence.

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White House taps old policies for new government makeover

New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

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Student cyber teams do battle

Student cyber teams from the military academies are doing battle with an NSA-led red cell trying to disable their networks in the NSA's annual Cyber Defense Exercise.

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VA mulls cloud-based version of Vista

The Department of Veterans Affairs is examining the possibility of keeping its Vista health record, but as an outsourced, commercialized cloud-based service.

Fate of Trump cyber order still unclear

President Trump's long-awaited cyber executive order continues to be a source of intrigue as government and industry officials speculate what it will cover and when it will finally land.

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Agencies need to talk IT, intel for supply chain

As supply chain management has become a key insider threat, agencies need to reach out to industry for help, said experts.

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Record ZTE fine spotlights weak links in supply chain

The record $1.19 billion fine imposed on a Chinese telecommunications firm in March for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea is worth keeping in mind as dangers to supply chain security mount, said top U.S. counterintelligence official.

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OPM looking to rebuild trust

OPM's National Background Investigations Bureau says it is now effectively securing its legacy IT systems and that people can trust the agency to keep their security clearance data safe.

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Hiring freeze out, but wider job cuts on tap

While the White House announced an end to the 90-day hiring freeze, agencies will still be on a short leash -- and legacy IT systems are also in the president's sights.

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IG: Federal Reserve should standardize its continuous monitoring

The Federal Reserve System lacks guidance to ensure continuous monitoring and information uploading practices are consistent across its regional banks.

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Feds make arrest in decade-long botnet probe

Peter Yuryevich Levashov, a Russian national, was arrested in Barcelona and charged with running a massive international spambot.

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