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Immigration agency adds new deputy CIO job

The U.S. Customs and Immigration Services created new deputy CIO slot to help balance everyday IT operations and burgeoning DevOps, agile and cloud activities.

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OPM hack looms over Cobert confirmation hearing

Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert said she is committed to working with Congress on modernizing IT, but lawmakers raised concerns about the agency's apparent inability to turn over requested documents.

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Chaffetz subpoenas OPM's Cobert

Demand for more documents on the 2015 data breach comes on the eve of the acting director's confirmation hearing.

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Obama budget would boost feds' pay 1.6 percent

The average federal pay raise for fiscal 2016 was 1.3 percent.

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Pentagon IG to audit cyber readiness

The audit will gauge how well agencies have corrected vulnerabilities identified by Command Cyber Readiness Inspections.

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Cybersecurity key in converged NS2020 environment

How cybersecurity is woven into fabric of the GSA's next-generation telecommunications contract.

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Google leads effort to bring broadband to public housing

Google is picking up the tab for hyper-speed Internet access in public housing across the country, starting with 100 homes in Kansas City.

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FITARA's foundation: data and flexibility

NITAAC's program director argues that GWACs offer IT management benefits that extend well beyond price.

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Not sure that tweet is legit? GSA looks to help

New digital registry aims to offer a one-stop source for those looking to verify that a social media account is really run by an agency.

Education Department CIO Danny Harris testifying on Feb. 2, 2016

Education CIO in the hot seat on Capitol Hill

The Education Department's long-serving CIO came under fire from members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for past allegations of misconduct and potential conflicts of interest.

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Former DOE employee pleads guilty to attempted spear-phishing

Charles Harvey Eccleston, who was fired by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2010, offered to sell a list of 5,000 email addresses of purported NRC employees to undercover FBI agents posing as representatives of a foreign government, the DOJ statement said.

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OPM IG McFarland to step down

Patrick McFarland, the longest-serving Inspector General in government, will resign this month after monitoring OPM for two-and-a-half decades.

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