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OMB issues A-130 update

The long-awaited update to Circular A-130 addresses a range of cybersecurity issues, including insider threats and feds' use of personal email accounts at work.

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Dispelling the myth of 'perfect' security

A new approach called micro-segmentation is easy to deploy, requires fewer security resources and could be the key to streamlining risk management.

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White House policy defines cyber roles

A new presidential policy directive clarifies the responsibilities of federal law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies in responding to significant cyber incidents.

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DHS official: Cloud fuels progress

CTO Michael Hermus says the cloud "represents endless opportunity" for DHS and other federal agencies because it shifts the focus from infrastructure to mission-oriented services.

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DOD unveils Boston innovation hub

Defense Secretary Ash Carter cut the ribbon on an east coast version of the Pentagon's Silicon Valley innovation unit.

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At CHESS, Army gets flexible on contracting

The contracting regime run by the Army's Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions is moving into a new phase with big implications for federal IT acquisition.

OMB's new one-stop shop for digital services

A new site, developed by OMB and USDS, gives feds a one-stop shop for information and best practices for digital services acquisition.

The push for enterprise risk management

Savvy agency leaders are already integrating holistic ERM into decision-making processes as they wait for new guidance from OMB.

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GSA needs to keep a sharper eye on reseller prices

GSA's inspector general says the agency must do a better job of ensuring the government receives competitive pricing from resellers, which often charge different prices on different contracts.

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Interior seeks to 'geofence' wildfires

The Interior Department has unveiled a prototype app to keep private drones from interfering with aerial firefighting efforts.

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Afghan IT sector growing, with federal investment

The information and communications technology sector in warn-torn Afghanistan is growing with U.S. help, but tracing agencies' exact investments is not easy.

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IG slams FBI's 'subjective' approach to cyberthreats

In a new report, the Justice Department's inspector general says the FBI’s yearly process for prioritizing cyberthreats might not accurately identify the most pressing threats.

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