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Why the private sector shouldn't rely on feds for cybersecurity

Despite cybersecurity policy advances, former DHS officials say the private sector should not expect much help from the government with hacks and breaches.

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GSA watchdog barks at 18F on shadow IT

Innovation shop 18F is playing by its own rules, according to the General Services Administration's inspector general.

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Mattis mulls consolidation in IT, cyber

In a Feb. 17 memo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told senior leadership to establish teams to look for duplication across the armed services in business operations, including in IT and cybersecurity.

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DHS chief takes first steps to building a border wall

DHS picks sites in Arizona, California and Texas to begin building a planned border wall, and also moves to hire thousands of new border agents.

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IG: Interior risks exposing sensitive data

Deficient IT security controls at a core data center put the Department of Interior at risk of exposing sensitive and personally identifiable information.

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Wyden objects to DHS password collection plan

The Democratic senator hope to block plans, floated by the Homeland Security secretary, to collect social media and mobile device passwords as a condition for travelers to enter the United States.

States still seek answers on election tech

State officials are still pushing for answers from DHS on critical infrastructure designation. DHS wants to talk.

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How health IT hints at the future of innovation for DOD

The current effort to integrate DOD systems with the Cerner electronic health record represents a new direction in Pentagon IT culture and practice, according to CIO Terry Halvorsen.

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Why there's no one deterrent for cyber

Policymakers need to stop looking for a silver bullet deterrence model for cyber and recognize the complexity of the threats, say current and former officials.

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Failed SBINet offers lessons for border wall oversight

With a failed billion-dollar DHS project in mind, the agency's inspector general said he will audit the southern border wall project repeatedly as it is built.

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Prime time for the Data Act?

Some early signs suggest that the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act could become a policy priority in the Trump administration.

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FBI to private sector: work with us

The FBI is looking for more cooperation from industry and private businesses to identify and mitigate cyberthreats.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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