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OAI looks to build permanence before it disappears

The Office of American Innovation is set to expire at the end of the Trump administration, but one key official sees its effect enduring at the agency level.

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DOD CIO says there can't be one cloud to rule them all

Dana Deasy told Congress at a FITARA hearing that when it comes to cloud, "there is no such thing as one solution."

cybersecurity

DHS issues new directive to protect high-value assets

The Binding Operational Directive announced May 25 is designed to bring a "more focused, integrated approach" to protecting federal systems from cyber attacks.

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Looking forward to a more-flexible CDM

Agency officials hope the new CDM DEFEND vehicle will eliminate mismatches between cybersecurity solutions and legacy tech at agencies and promote better communication between vendors and program managers.

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Army looks to retool risk management

Col. Donald Bray, the Army's acting cyber director, explained how the service is adapting the Defense Department’s risk management framework guidance to fit its operational needs.

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A silver bullet for budget formulation

As agencies push modernization, they should ditch risky spreadsheets and leverage automation to improve budgeting processes.

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Trump can't block Twitter critics, judge rules

A federal judge took the side of First Amendment advocates and blocked social media users in a ruling that sets limits on what public officials can do to curate their Twitter accounts.

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USDS to certify new acquisition specialty

The U.S. Digital Service is adding a digital services contracting certification to create a cadre of "technology acquisition mavericks."

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Pentagon cracks down on personal mobile devices

Under a new policy, Defense employees and contractors are restricted from bringing their personal mobile devices into secure areas designated for processing, handling and discussion of classified information.

CDM acquisition gets simpler

The General Services Administration is building more flexibility into the acquisition vehicles for cybersecurity services that are part of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program.

IoT

House panel mulls IoT survey

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are pushing the government to review the state of play regarding internet-of-things devices and their uses.

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Questions remain on Energy's cyber shop

There is bipartisan support to fund the Energy Department's new cybersecurity office, some on Capitol Hill want more tangibles.

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