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How DOD defends data in the cloud

While commercial providers have responsibilities, one senior officer said, defense agencies are ultimately responsible for protecting data in the cloud.

House passes vulnerability disclosure oversight bill

The House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the Department of Homeland Security to inform Congress about how it makes vulnerability disclosure decisions.

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3 ways DHS is helping states with election security

A DHS official touted better relationships with state and local governments, increased information sharing and better tools as election security areas of focus before the upcoming midterm elections.

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Federal financial managers skeptical about reorg, survey says

Members of the federal financial community have doubts the Trump administration's plan to reorganize the federal government while slashing civilian budgets will make agency operations more efficient.

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Digital fellowship program is back and growing for 2018

Building off last year's successful debut, the student-initiated Civic Digital Fellowship is back at more agencies, with more fellowship slots.

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GSA kicks off e-commerce portal effort

The federal acquisition agency held its first listening meeting with e-commerce providers as it begins planning its own ecommerce portal for federal buyers.

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OMB Deputy director of management nominee clears committee

If confirmed by the full Senate, Margaret Weichert will have a hand in several major technology and workforce issues, including IT modernization, supervising the federal CIO and serving as the point person for federal agency reorganization.

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OCIO gets a seat at the table on DOD's cloud team

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord has been replaced as the chair of the group overseeing the massive cloud initiative known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure.

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States can keep options open on FirstNet

Even though all 50 states have opted into FirstNet's and AT&T's plans for a nationwide wireless first responders' network, Verizon reminds them they're not obligated.

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CBP revises rules for device searches at the border

New guidelines prevent law enforcement from trying to hack phones or access content on the cloud without "reasonable suspicion."

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Why the telecom transition makes it a good time for UC

The transition to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract should have feds thinking about unified communications in the cloud.

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OPM extends pay freeze for senior ranks

The Office of Personnel Management is extending a pay freeze for senior political officials — at least until Congress passes appropriations legislation.

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