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White House orders 'full review' of election hacking

The White House has directed the intelligence community with investigating and reporting on "malicious cyber activity" by Russia and other actors during the presidential election.

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Will Trump make federal IT great again?

A business school professor who studies IT spending is hopeful about the prospects for a federal tech refresh under unified government.

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The untapped opportunity for data center optimization

For most agencies, storage efficiency lies below the surface in secondary data stores.

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Gridlock on cyber laws likely to persist

As the nature and variety of cyber crime around the world continue to grow, the DOJ warns U.S. laws are lagging, and experts say Congress is unlikely to catch up anytime soon.

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5 best practices for agile procurement

As federal CIOs make the shift from managing infrastructure to managing applications, they also need to change their mindset about procurement.

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Are agencies ready for the Data Act?

With the financial reporting requirements of the Data Act set to take effect in May 2017, a key oversight panel voiced concerns over agencies' progress.

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How will Trump tackle legacy IT?

In order to advance policy priorities, the next administration will have to navigate a government that is both reliant on and slowed by legacy IT. Exactly how remains an open question.

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Gen. John Kelly picked to head DHS under Trump

The president-elect has selected another retired Marine general for his cabinet -- John F. Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security.

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Dems push for Russia hacking investigation

The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and others in Congress including one top Republican want to air allegations of Russian cyber interference in the U.S. elections. President-elect Trump has dismissed the assertions by U.S. spies as politically motivated.

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Open source is so much more than free code

The former Department of Veterans Affairs CIO shows how successful development and use of open source software requires collaboration, transparency and a commitment to management.

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Industry sees coming regulatory 'pause' on cyber

The new White House cybersecurity commission report sets the stage for the next administration to make it easier for companies to share cyber threat information.

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Why DOD needs a mobile upgrade

A new report from the Center for a New American Security argues the Pentagon needs to ditch its risk-averse culture and procurement procedures and embrace next-generation mobile technology.

The Fed 100

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

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