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Kathy Conrad of GSA

Conrad joins Accenture, feds fine-tune stingray policies and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OMB preps cyber sprint follow-up

The pending Cyber Security Implementation Plan from OMB could lean on key programs such as Einstein 3A and Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation.

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Better Census testing, CDM training and car-data privacy concerns

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How the Data Act reveals what agencies don't know

Can centralized, standardized looks at agencywide data uncover challenges and opportunities that have always been lurking?

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Professionalizing cyber means new workforce standards

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education wants to get everyone speaking the same language on cybersecurity education and jobs.

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Exclusive: Official documents, interviews reveal scope of OPM’s financial woes

The Office of Personnel Management, an agency beleaguered by cyber intrusions and challenged by legacy IT systems, is struggling to come up with the money it needs for crucial IT modernization projects worth at least $117 million, according to agency documents obtained by FCW.

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What Congress can do to maintain trans-Atlantic data flow

Lawmakers may need to pursue comprehensive surveillance reform to keep the EU participating in the data flow pacts that have become crucial to the economy.

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FAA aims to have drone registration in place by Christmas

The government is getting serious about violations of protected airspace by privately owned drones, and is planning new rules to back the effort.

Mike Rogers (R-Mich.)

Former House Intel chair: Info sharing could start in 30 days

The former Michigan representative lamented the lack of cybersecurity information sharing, and said if we could put politics aside, the nation would be safer in very short order.

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GSA issues RFP for EIS telecom contract

The wait is over: After years of preparation, the government's $50 billion telecom RFP has hit the street.

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Fed employee, service member IDs hacked, given to ISIS

The U.S. is blaming a shadowy foreign hacker for sharing stolen data on more than 1,000 feds and U.S. service members with Islamic State militants.

Alison Hickey.

VA's Hickey resigns, OMB seeks cyber specialist and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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