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Lawmakers look to modernize U.S. Code

A bipartisan bill would digitally encode U.S. law with a statutory history.

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FirstNet award on tap

There isn't much suspense as the Commerce Department prepares to announce the winner of a $6.5 billion national wireless broadband emergency network contract.

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Wearable tech goes to the dogs

The Department of Homeland Security begins to adapt wearable health data monitoring technology for its huge pack of working detection and security dogs.

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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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