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Census pares down critical dress rehearsal

The Census Bureau’s decisions to pare down operations and tests of IT systems to manage its finances in advance of the decennial count have extended to the critical 2018 dress rehearsal.

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What's coming in Data.gov's next revamp

Contracting documents indicate more automation, geocoding and open source are in store for the federal online repository Data.gov.

OPM's IT authorization process a 'material weakness,' IG says

A 2015 decision to pause tech authorizations is putting the Office of Personal Management at risk, according to a new inspector general report.

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To innovate, Trump tech office must prioritize users

Many administrations have tried to make government more efficient and innovative, but success requires flexibility and focus on the customer.

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Can the U.S. rein in Russia's hacking?

President Trump briefly raised and quashed the prospect of the U.S and Russia cooperating on cybersecurity. But what can be done to keep Russia in check in cyberspace?

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VA publishes list of firings, suspensions

The Department of Veterans Affairs released a list of recent adverse personnel actions.

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Will nuclear breaches melt down information sharing?

While cybersecurity and nuclear experts say the recently disclosed cyber breaches do not pose a risk to nuclear safety, the fallout could be that critical infrastructure firms grow more reluctant to share cyberthreat information with the government.

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IG: DHS botched management software rollout

DHS has spent over $24 million on a cloud-based personnel management system but doesn't have much to show for it.

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GSA 'grossly mismanaged' TTS, special counsel says

The independent Office of Special Counsel backs whistleblower claims that innovation shops at GSA were poorly managed.

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NATO cyber center, DHS probe Petya attack

Kevin Scheid, a 32-year veteran of the DOD and OMB, takes over NATO's Communications and Information Agency as investigations continue into who launched the Petya attack and what to do about it.

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Lawmakers press on Census finances and leadership

Lawmakers from the House have raised concerns about the uncertainty of financial estimates of the costs of the 2020 census, while senators are urging President Trump to swiftly name a permanent director.

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IT, acquisition face changes in 2018 defense bills

The House and Senate have completed their draft 2018 defense bills that could result in significant changes for acquisition and IT management in the Pentagon.

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