Senate panel mulls update to email access rules

Congress is revisiting a 29-year old law that has been swamped by changes in technology.

David Montoya, inspector general for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD rushing into shared services future, IG says

IG David Montoya is concerned that HUD's plans are underfunded and reliant on legacy tech.

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What the military learned from OPM

Civilian agencies have been publicly scouring the OPM breach for lessons, but military cyber leaders are also getting in on the act.

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Obama directs agencies to use behavioral science

The executive order is part of a continuing effort to change the way federal agencies interact with customers.

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More problems, new VP at ITI and Census' startup app

News and notes from around the federal IT community.


Can feds dodge the Cisco router hack?

Cisco's commercial routers have been compromised in four countries, but experts say federal agencies are probably in no more danger than the private sector.

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FAA drone deadline looms as apps bloom

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International said its study of FAA exemptions shows "a commercial market waiting to be unleashed."

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How OPM hopes to cultivate cyber talent

A partnership with truED allows feds to take online courses at substantially reduced rates.

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GOP bird dogging OPM's IT upgrade

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz is focusing his scrutiny on a giant modernization project which, according to OPM's inspector general, lacks funding and good management.

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IRS hacks, college data, IoT warnings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OMB readies next phase of cyber sprint plan

The follow-on to the cyber sprint that came after the OPM hack might mandate that, by the end of fiscal 2016, all agencies use Internet service providers signed onto Einstein 3A.

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NS 2020 notice, IARPA winners, NASA goes 4K and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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