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Navy PEO EIS in flux amid wider calls for DOD acquisition reform

The Navy's principal deputy program executive officer explains big changes coming in 2019.

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SSA nominee 'scared to death' of legacy IT systems

Andrew Saul, President Trump's pick to head the Social Security Administration, plans to make IT modernization, data sharing and cybersecurity top priorities.

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DHS says teamwork is improving election security

DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen said her agency, the intel community and states are taking steps to make sure they're working out of the same playbook for securing the November elections.

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Mismatched IT made family separation crisis worse, watchdog says

A report from the Department of Homeland Security inspector general said that many agency components mismanaged the implementation of a "zero tolerance" policy at the border, and mismatched and incompatible IT exacerbated problems.

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Get ready for a 'text' from POTUS

FEMA and the FCC are teaming up to test an emergency alert system that includes a presidential message sent to wireless phones.

Department of Veterans Affairs (Photo: bakdc / Shutterstock) to relaunch as front door to benefits, services

The digital services team at VA is managing an effort to unify agency offerings under a single online umbrella.

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Meet the Marines' new CIO

Brig. Gen. Lorna Mahlock talks about how the service is looking to gain technical advantage.

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FAA cracks down on rogue drones

The Federal Aviation Administration is taking a hard line with drone operators whose aircraft enter disaster areas and other prohibited airspace.

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Agencies still need help protecting high value assets

A newly released DHS report reveals feedback from agencies on some of the biggest technical and bureaucratic obstacles they face protecting their most sensitive and mission critical IT assets.

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DOD struggles with loss of cyber personnel

The Defense Department looks to targeted recruiting and bonuses to check the loss of cyber workers as it expands the Cyber Excepted Service Personnel System.

Energy's cyber office looks to keep industry in the loop

The head of the DOE's cybersecurity office told a congressional panel she plans to distill threat and intelligence data into actionable reports for critical infrastructure providers that don't require a clearance to view.

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What will a national data privacy law look like?

Lawmakers and industry increasingly support a federal data privacy law, but the devil is in the details.

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