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DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

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DHS, FBI chiefs say cyber inflects every security and criminal threat

Cybersecurity isn't the only threat facing the country, but an Oct. 10 Senate Homeland Security hearing hammered home the extent to which the digital revolution touches every problem in the national security space.

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The challenge of providing a common defense in cyberspace

Government leaders should examine how the private sector addresses massive vulnerabilities and inherent instability through collaboration.

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At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

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Weichert: Workforce issues stall IT modernization, data progress

Now acting head of the Office of Personnel Management, Margaret Weichert laid out her priorities for the workforce and the commercialization of federal data.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan speaks during the Defense Intelligence Agency change of directorship ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. D.C., Oct. 3, 2017  DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley

Shanahan touts Army Futures Command

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan implored all of DOD to "remove obstacles" from the path of Army's new modernization command, Futures Command.

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Army rethinks network design

Leaders of the Army's Network Cross-Functional Team highlighted a two-year plan to design a new integrated tactical network through experiment and rapid prototyping.

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Agencies pivot as EIS focuses on modernization

The $50 billion governmentwide telecommunications contract Enterprise Infrastructure Services began life as a like-for-like upgrade under the Obama administration, and agencies are playing catch-up as the White House looks to use the vehicle as a modernization tool.

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IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

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Microsoft's classified cloud to go online in early 2019

As the deadline for vendors responding to the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud buy nears, Microsoft announced its classified offering will go live in time to handle the business – should it win.

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GAO: DOD weapons systems easy to hack

The Department of Defense is playing catch up when it comes to securing weapons systems from cyberattacks, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.

First Lts. Timothy Hennessy, left, and James Gusman during the Cyber Direct Commissioning Ceremony May 9, 2018, at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Army extends higher pay, colonel rank to new cyber entrants

The Army is opening higher ranks and pay grades to cybersecurity specialists who join the Army in hopes of bolstering the cyber mission force.

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