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White House: IRS, OMB appropriations bill increases cyber risk

Republicans pointed out that the IRS has authority to reallocate some of its funding, and also criticized agency spending on employee bonuses and union activity.

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DOD looks to better data for better security

Pentagon officials are trying to do a better job of reaping the low-hanging fruit of cyberattack data to make their networks more secure.

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CIS not so agile with agile

A GAO report says an inability to effectively implement agile and open source techniques contributed to delays and added a billion dollars to an immigration processing system's price tag.

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Navy challenged by spear phishing, software patches

The less discriminate act of phishing is apparently a Defense Department-wide problem.

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18F readies agile BPA

The 18-page RFQ aims to establish a common contracting vehicle for agencies seeking vendors specializing in agile delivery services.

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DISA looks to fine-tune JRSS software

Pentagon CIO Terry Halvorsen says software is one of the missing pieces of the Joint Regional Security Stacks puzzle. DISA says it is getting closer to solving that puzzle.

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FedRAMP: Red tape or silver bullet?

Federal tech leaders are torn on how FedRAMP could help or hinder the monumental shift to commercial cloud.

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Faster hiring for feds, Army mobile and commercial drones

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Back-end of remains in development

HHS internal watchdog recommends automated IT for advance payments under the health care law.

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Tight budgets can fuel innovation, say top IT leaders

Fiscal necessity is the mother of invention in federal IT.

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Senate panel OKs cybersecurity funding

The fiscal 2016 DHS funding bill includes $1.638 billion for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, an increase of $135 million above fiscal 2015.

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Lawmakers rip OPM's 'failure'

Members of Congress heaped hard questions on federal IT leaders at a June 16 hearing and suggested strongly that somebody needs to be fired.

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