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DOD watchdog lists top 10 challenges for 2017

The Pentagon Inspector General's office has released its Fiscal Year 2017 Oversight Plan that focuses on 10 performance and management challenges facing the DOD, including cyber.

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House panel seeks new rules for Stingrays

Technology used by law enforcement agencies to track the location of a cell phone needs to be better regulated, a House report concluded.

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12 government apps to get you through the holiday season

The federal government is getting in on the holiday spirit, promoting 12 holiday-relevant agency apps that offer travel, weather, safety and educational information.

DHS cyber exec resigns

As new administration looms, Andy Ozment will exit the National Protection and Programs Directorate.

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Mulvaney's record shows tilt toward outsourcing, cutting federal workforce

President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget doesn't have a long record on IT issues, but he's shown an interest in outsourcing to the private sector and trimming the federal workforce by attrition.

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Trump taps billionaire businessman as Army secretary

President-elect Trump has selected West Point graduate and billionaire businessman Vincent Viola, a supporter of the Combating Terrorism Center and Army Cyber Institute at West Point, as pick for the top civilian slot in the U.S. Army.

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Obama signs bill clarifying IG authority

At the close of his administration, President Obama signed into law a measure that specifies access for inspectors general to agency information.

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Army launches Digital Service branch

The U.S. Army has launched its own branch of the Defense Digital Service with the goal of updating recruiting software and other outdated Army platforms and systems.

Former officials urge response to Russian hacking

As the Obama administration enters its last weeks, former national security officials say the president needs to punish Russia for interfering in the U.S. election.

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Obama: 'We can't tell people what to do' on cyber

At a White House press conference, President Obama addressed ongoing cybersecurity vulnerabilities amid a larger discussion of Russia's role in hacking Democratic targets during the 2016 election.

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Why spectrum sharing is here to stay

The push to make more federally-owned spectrum available for commercial use will involve sharing, no way around it, according to the president's telecom advisor.

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

South Carolina congressman is Trump's pick for OMB director

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), a fiscal hawk and founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, is President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget.

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