Terry Halvorsen

DOD CIO: Recent GAO criticism of JIE is off base

Halvorsen says GAO's report criticizing the management and oversight of the Joint Information Environment initiative fails to understand the nature of the project.

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The social media transition

The @POTUS account will zero out on Inauguration Day, and other presidential social media accounts will convey to the new commander-in-chief.

What the federal CISO needs to get the job done

Newly appointed federal CISO Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill needs the right tools and enforcement authorities to secure and defend government networks.


Next steps after attribution: Deterring further Russian interference

A cybersecurity expert argues that the U.S. should enlist other countries in its response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections.

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Does quantum computing bring security promise?

The CIO of the agency responsible for guarding the country's nuclear weapons said quantum computing will bring cybersecurity breakthroughs.

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DOD to create chief innovation officer position

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is implementing some of the initial recommendations of the Defense Innovation Board, including the creation of a new position to drive innovation efforts.

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Census announces test plans for 2017, 2018

After deciding to call off field tests, the Census Bureau announced it is moving forward with address canvassing tests in 2017 and confirmed its 2018 end-to-end test locations.

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CRS fact-checks Trump claim of ICE endorsement

A Congressional Research Service legal sidebar explains why campaign trail claims that ICE endorsed Donald Trump for president are not accurate.

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DOJ releases controversial cybercrime prosecution memo

More than two years after Attorney General Eric Holder penned a memo to federal prosecutors offering guidance on pursuing cases under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, litigation prompted the DOJ to release the document to the public.

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OPM plans new work-life survey

The Office of Personnel Management will conduct a governmentwide survey to measure workplace flexibility as part of its efforts to attract and keep talented feds.

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The IT ambitions of USDA

Fiscal 2017 IT budget plans detail how the Agriculture Department aims to be a powerhouse in network and financial services.

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CIA to put millions of declassified documents online

The intelligence agency is shifting its collection of declassified documents from an offline National Archives workstation to the public-facing website.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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