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Where would Mattis take cyber?

The president-elect's selection for secretary of defense is well known for his sometimes off-color comments on warfare and threats to the U.S., but James Mattis is largely a blank slate when it comes to cyber.

53 steps to stronger cybersecurity

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued its long-awaited report, which calls for (among many other things) a new agency to consolidate, administer and secure federal IT infrastructure.

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Tech leaders urge Senate to codify PIF program

A group of entrepreneurs, coders and former officials are urging the Senate to pass legislation that would make the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent fixture of government.

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Senators press GSA on Trump hotel lease

How the 2013 agreement is now handled could be the first test for agencies faced with the president-elect's conflicts of interest.

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Can a Hollywood techie grow government's innovation shop?

The software whiz behind Pixar's movies Rob Cook surprised even himself by coming out of a "failed retirement" to take a top technology job at the General Services Administration.

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Feds help bag international malware platform

Working with other nations, the FBI helped take down a international criminal infrastructure platform that has been spewing malware and ransomware since 2009.

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House VA committtee gets new boss

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) will replace outgoing Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida as chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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Trump selects retired Marine general to head DOD

President-elect Donald Trump wants Gen. James Mattis (ret.) as his secretary of Defense.

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IG: Challenges remain in GSA's DATA Act implementation

With about six months on the clock before the DATA Act implementation deadline, the General Services Administration still lacks the ability to reliably track spending and certify data submission.

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DOD opts not to rush new R&D rules

The Pentagon is looking to give contractors a bit more time before it steps in for closer review of their independent, government-funded projects, a top Pentagon tech official said.

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How agencies use social media to recruit the next workforce

Government agencies are looking to social media to directly engage with broad audiences, and believe that greater access to the cool aspects of government work can recruit the next workforce.

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EIS: The other transition

With a planned spring award of its multibillion-dollar, next-generation telecom contract, GSA wants to focus attention on another transition going on in government.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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