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5 predictions for federal IT in 2017

As the Trump team takes control, here's what the tech community can expect.

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How will Trump lead on tech?

The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues?

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The Army has been hacked -- and is happy about it

The first “Hack the Army” bug bounty challenge wrapped up in December, and the results are in with 179 participants finding 118 actionable bugs in public-facing Army websites.

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DHS tackles backlog of unauthorized IT systems

A report by the agency's inspector general says DHS has made progress in cybersecurity training, dual-factor authentication and certifying systems, but more 50 of its unclassified systems still lack authorities to operate.

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Touhill steps down as CISO

The federal government's first CISO has stepped down, and it's not clear if the position will survive.

Administration finalizes cyber response plan

The Obama administration has approved a long-awaited and debated update to the National Cyber Incident Response Plan that outlines roles and responsibilities in response to a significant cyber incident in the U.S.

Login.gov moving ahead

The bid to establish a single login for accessing government services is moving again on the last full day of the Obama presidency.

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How to foster an innovation culture in government

To close the innovation gap between the public and private sector, governments must become applied learning systems that constantly adapt to change.

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Secretary Carter says future is bright for DOD

In his farewell remarks to Department of Defense personnel, Secretary Ash Carter said that the DOD is better and stronger than when he first set foot in the Pentagon 35 years ago.

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Acquisition gateway expands in 2016

One of the General Services Administration's key category management efforts, the acquisition gateway, saw thousands visitors with IT contracts on their minds.

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Why Congress lags in tech

Congress is failing to integrate advanced IT into its day to day operations and tight budgets, staff turnover and decentralization are just some of the reasons why.

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Is a unified .gov network the way to go?

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity made 53 recommendations last year, but some experts are questioning the call to create a unified .gov network.

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Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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