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Census details cyber strategies, awards last major IT contract

Census Bureau officials sought to address swirling concerns about what the agency is doing to protect sensitive response data and mitigate cyber risks.

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DOJ to expand data-sharing with tribal governments

The Justice Department looks to add more Native American tribal governments, including law enforcement and civil programs, to its efforts to open up access to its national crime database resources.

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Army pushing new communications capabilities in late 2018

After a yearlong assessment, Army tech leaders outline plans to modernize their networks, including a re-tooled risk management framework.

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Phase II Centers of Excellence solicitations are out

USDA and GSA pushed out requests for proposals to help implement the next stage of the administration's Centers of Excellence program, but they require a quick turnaround.

DHS to hold cyber-focused industry day

The Department of Homeland Security will hold an event Aug. 16 in Arlington, Va., to engage with "large and small companies interested in cybersecurity contracting."

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Collins-Smee leaving GSA

One of the primary architects of GSA’s Centers of Excellence program will return to the private sector at the end of August.

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GAO, TIGTA call out IT shortcomings at IRS

The tax agency's acquisition processes, broader information security systems and troubled enterprise case management solution drew criticism in three separate reviews.

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DOE names Diachin to exascale project

The Department of Energy tapped a supercomputing veteran to help run its nascent Exascale Computing Program.

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DOE looks to double number of electric utilities sharing cyber threat data

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced big plans for expanding participation in DOE's Cybersecurity Risk Information Sharing Program.

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Senate passes 2019 NDAA

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act heads to the White House, avoiding a late-year debate, after the Senate passed the conference report 87-10.

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Trump announces nominee to head OSTP

Kelvin Droegemeier, an extreme-weather expert, is the president's pick for the long-vacant Office of Science and Technology Policy director's post.

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New DHS center to address cyber gaps

Collectively, cyber threats and their possible consequences are a bigger threat than 9/11-style attacks, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen argued as she unveiled a new National Risk Management Center to combat them.

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