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OMB cracks down on 'low-value' compliance

The White House announced it was eliminating a range of agency reporting requirements deemed obsolete or unnecessary.

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Why DOD needs to think long term about cyber workforce

As the Pentagon rushes to fill short-term cyber positions, it must focus on training and recruiting cyber warriors who can anticipate and adapt to future threats.

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COOs can make government work better -- if they're hired

Agency chief operating officers can take the lead in improving government efficiency, according to a new report.

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U.S. commits $250M to spur supercomputing speeds

The Energy Department has committed over $250 million in research and development funding to six computer makers for the next-generation supercomputer, as China eclipses the U.S. in computing speed.

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Want to stop the next WannaCry? Stop classifying and start sharing

The former federal CISO and other experts tell Congress that aggressive public-private collaboration is the key to warding off global contagion attacks.

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Trump tech office reaches out to feds

The White House's Matt Lira describes weekly meetings to forge and foster collaboration across siloed tech groups.

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FedRAMP trimming approval time, officials say

The time for cloud services to clear the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program has been significantly accelerated.

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DISA and DOD work through shared pain points

As DISA develops much of the architecture and infrastructure to facilitate the DOD's Joint Information Environment, the two entities are working through a range of growing pains.

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CIA CIO: Private cloud 'the best decision we’ve ever made'

Four years into its embrace of an on-premises cloud, the intelligence community is seeing both cost and mission benefits.

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Congress offers $65M as down payment on Vista replacement

House Appropriators are budgeting $65 million for the Department of Veterans Affairs to launch its plan to acquire a commercial health record, but the funding comes with conditions.

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VA accountability bill clears Congress

The House approves a Senate bill that gives the Veterans Affairs secretary new authority to discipline and fire problem employees while enhancing whistleblower protections.

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New DHS CIO leads with a hands-on style

Richard Staropoli, the new top tech official at the Department of Homeland Security, wants systems that can cover a lot of ground but says the search for a "100 percent solution" impedes progress.

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