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White House officials to huddle on future of federal workforce

Federal CIO Suzette Kent said she will talk about federal technology workforce needs at a White House session.

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ICITE shifts to reference architecture

The Intelligence Community's use of a common desktop put some applications at risk, a top ODNI tech official said, and a reference architecture approach could prove more accommodating.

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DARPA funds next-generation AI

The $2 billion "AI Next" campaign aims to transform computers from specialized tools to partners with contextual reasoning capabilities.

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GSA, USAF launch partnership on IT to replace NetCents

A new blanket purchasing agreement aligns GSA and Air Force in a "strategic partnership" on IT hardware and products under blanket purchase agreement.

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Russian hacker accused of historic data theft will face trial in U.S.

The prolific Russian hacker accused of participating in the largest theft of customer data from an American financial institution has been arrested, extradited and will face trial in the United States.

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Golden State senators want answers on data throttling

California firefighters battling wildfires have complained to Verizon about wireless data throttling, and the state's senators are pushing the carrier and the FCC for an explanation.

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Federal agencies reacted unevenly to Equifax breach

The federal government's central cyber incident response agency played a minor role in the wake of the Equifax breach, while agencies wondered who was in charge.

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VA looks to stabilize tech team

Senators stressed the importance of the coming electronic health record modernization project at the confirmation hearing for James Gfrerer, the nominee to lead the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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U.S. charges North Korean programmer for WannaCry, Sony hack

The U.S. government levied criminal and economic sanctions against a North Korean programmer and a company accused of carrying out the 2014 Sony hack, the 2017 WannaCry attacks and other cybercrimes.

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CAC is staying around for a while

Defense Department CIO Dana Deasy said DOD is keeping the common access card, but is open to modernizing ID management.

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GAO: Data-driven management is stuck in neutral

The Government Accountability Office says agencies haven't really improved on data-driven decision-making since 2013.

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Study: Grid security needs to be a team sport

Electrical grid infrastructure providers and federal agencies need to do even more collaboration on operational preparation, response and recovery planning, according to a new study.

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