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Army launches Digital Service branch

The U.S. Army has launched its own branch of the Defense Digital Service with the goal of updating recruiting software and other outdated Army platforms and systems.

Former officials urge response to Russian hacking

As the Obama administration enters its last weeks, former national security officials say the president needs to punish Russia for interfering in the U.S. election.

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Obama: 'We can't tell people what to do' on cyber

At a White House press conference, President Obama addressed ongoing cybersecurity vulnerabilities amid a larger discussion of Russia's role in hacking Democratic targets during the 2016 election.

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Why spectrum sharing is here to stay

The push to make more federally-owned spectrum available for commercial use will involve sharing, no way around it, according to the president's telecom advisor.

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South Carolina congressman is Trump's pick for OMB director

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), a fiscal hawk and founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, is President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget.

Watchdog: DOD needs to improve cybersecurity

Despite taking steps to improve cybersecurity, the Department of Defense reportedly is still coming up short on securing its cyber networks, systems and infrastructure.

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SEC's open data rule could come before end of Obama administration

Open data advocates may get a long sought after change to data standards in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Tech refresh bills will be back, says DHS CIO

IT modernization funding efforts will be back, according to DHS CIO Luke McCormack, and agencies should still position agile, cloud and other capabilities to show they're moving into a modern environment.

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IG: State's consular tech upgrade is slow going

Despite improvements in management, the effort to modernize the State Department's disparate consular IT systems is lagging, and the office that manages these legacy systems is understaffed, according to a recent inspector general report.

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GSA in the crosshairs on Trump lease

House Democrats and others say that President-elect Donald Trump will be in breach of his lease on the Old Post Office when he takes office, but the General Services Administration is not taking a position for now.

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Report: DOD needs new strategy to regain technological edge

The U.S. is facing greater technological competition from its adversaries, and a new report states the DOD needs to adopt an "optionality strategy" in order to regain its edge.

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New rules proposed for vehicle-to-vehicle comms

In a new proposed rule, the Transportation Department wants to require automakers to include vehicle-to-vehicle communications capabilities and envisions vehicle-to-infrastructure capabilities.

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