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Army mobile transition slowed by culture

The Army is working to develop a mobile ecosystem that allows work to be done anywhere, anytime, but that requires cultural change, not just technological change says one official.

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Agencies backsliding on FITARA

A leading watchdog told the House Oversight panel that agencies took some backward steps on implementing IT reforms during the transition and the early days of the Trump administration.

DHS cyber reorg bill coming

A top DHS cybersecurity official and a leading lawmaker are pushing a plan to reorganize federal cyber protection.

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Hurd: Revised MGT Act coming 'very soon'

The chairman of the House subcommittee on federal IT says that tweaks are coming to a bill to support agency moves to the cloud.

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Former cyber czar looks to change info sharing

As the U.S. government continues to wrestle with policies and programs to share intelligence about cybersecurity threats with the private sector, a small non-profit is trying to change paradigms around information sharing.

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Can Jared fix federal IT?

Seasoned government managers are hopeful about an innovation effort backed by the president, but they see pitfalls and the possibility of duplication.

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Why the internet of things isn't as vulnerable as it looks

While security mavens cast the internet of things as leaky and vulnerable, the tech is also a vital ally, according to the head of the DHS Science & Technology Directorate.

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Why Trump’s budget bodes well for IT transformation

Agencies have taken admirable, if cautious, steps to modernize their IT, but wholesale change is needed. Proposed budget cuts just might force that to happen.

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New cyber warriors face culture shock

The U.S. military services are scrambling to recruit and train new cyber warriors, but that is also requiring cultural changes in institutions known for order, tradition and stability.

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Border wall: tech not included (yet)

Details of technology systems that might back a future border wall aren't spelled out in prototype specs.

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House panel takes on government transparency

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee explored legislative means to increase transparency in government at a March 23 hearing.

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Spy powers at risk amid Trump controversy

The growing controversy around foreign surveillance and Trump associates is adding fuel to what's already expected to be a fiery debate in Congress over the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.

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