Defense Digital Service Director Chris Lynch speaks during the JEDI Cloud Industry Day in Arlington, Va., on March 7, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

Lynch re-ups at Defense Digital Service

The founding leader of the Pentagon's digital service team and a key leader of the Cloud Executive Steering Group is sticking around for a third year.

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CBP deputy seeks 1,000-mile border wall system

Technology remains a part of the border security balance, but "walls work and agents know it," CBP's Ronald Vitiello said.

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Does the Vacancies Act really matter?

The law is supposed to prevent acting officials taking on Senate-confirmed roles indefinitely, but the statutory language is vague and enforcement is uneven.

OPM tells agencies how to respond to cyber workforce needs

Agencies will have a year to identify high-value positions, investigate the root causes of any talent shortage and develop action plans before they start reporting annually to OPM.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan speaks during the Defense Intelligence Agency change of directorship ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. D.C., Oct. 3, 2017  DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley

Deputy defense secretary says DOD will get its 'arms around' cloud

The Pentagon and industry base aren't on the same wavelength when it comes to acquisition reform and readiness, says the DOD's No. 2 official.

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State Department wants to ask all visa applicants about their social media activity

For the millions who seek a U.S. visa every year, giving up social media information and history may become a required step.

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With Shulkin out at VA, what happens to the Cerner deal?

The Department of Veterans Affairs looked set to ink a $10 billion deal for new health record software system. Then the secretary got fired.

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Congress wants Patent Office to get a handle on telework

Once the poster child for telework, the Patent and Trademark Office was dinged by multiple oversight reports alleging time and attendance abuse.

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Marines take lessons from special forces in crafting cyber career path

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller said long-term stability is key: "Once you’re, in you’re in."

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Census advisers blast citizenship question

Concern over the addition of the citizenship question dominated a Census advisory committee meeting, but the bureau still has cybersecurity and operational challenges on its plate.

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5G push could require federal spectrum

Communications policy leaders are looking put federal spectrum in the pipeline as the U.S. gears up for faster mobile broadband.

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Why the Army is wary of other transaction authority

Undersecretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy said that while agile acquisition authorities are welcome, there's a risk in using them.

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