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DHS considers flexible hiring paths for cyber talent

Homeland Security IT managers want more flexible hiring that will allow it to develop a more robust cybersecurity and IT workforce.

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House panel advances Email Privacy Act

The act would update a 30-year-old law to require the government to use a warrant to force tech firms to turn over their customers' stored electronic communications.

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OPM wants to fold deep web, social media into background checks

As a new security clearance agency develops, OPM's background checkers are seeking automated tools to review a variety of web-accessible information sources.

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IRS systems still vulnerable to cyber criminals

Government auditors told Congress that the IRS systems continue to show significant information security weaknesses.

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Federal CIO: Hire faster, from every discipline

Federal CIO Tony Scott said getting new people -- and new roles -- into government as soon as possible is critical, and when it comes to cybersecurity, a range of disciplines is ideal.

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DHS warns on cyber risks of open source

In comments on the proposed federal government open source policy, the Department of Homeland Security cautioned that the plan could lead to the introduction of compromised code.

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To buy better, government must know what it spends

Agencies can put more money on mission by analyzing accounts payable data. The former leader of the U.K.'s Government Procurement Service explains what it takes.

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Halvorsen outlines push to close data centers

The Defense Department CIO also discussed cybersecurity scorecards, accreditation processes and DOD's upgrade to Windows 10.

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White House misses big opportunity with open source push

Limiting the impact of open source policy to a time- and scope-constrained pilot forgoes a unique and long-needed opportunity to modernize government, argues a leading open source advocate.

DHS information network gets new authentication tech

DHS has implemented backend authentication for users of the Homeland Security Information Network.

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White House offers details on $3.1B IT modernization plan

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will introduce legislation supporting an Obama administration plan to appropriate $3.1 billion for a capital fund to modernize outdated federal IT systems.

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Senate Dem queries OMB over cyber acquisition

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has asked OMB to outline how it is leveraging several existing authorities for acquiring IT security technologies.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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