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Making sense of the IT modernization challenge

Government has the chance to cut costs while also streamlining operations -- but only if agencies embrace a continuous innovation model.

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FedRAMP launches streamlined approvals for low-impact services

FedRAMP Tailored aims to get applications to agencies in as little as four weeks and reduce the burden on cloud providers.

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DHS moves ahead on financial system amid questions from Congress

DHS released the final draft RFP for its financial management system modernization to potential vendors and told them to plan for a late October contract award.

Why aren't agencies listening to GAO, IGs on FISMA?

An oversight report found that agencies are ignoring hundreds of IG and GAO security recommendations.

Will Hurd

Hurd promises more FITARA oversight

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said selective compliance with FITARA initiatives was a "frustrating" problem that oversight can solve.

Jeh Johnson

Former DHS chief feared catastrophic attack on election systems

Although a full-blown attack by Russian hackers on voting systems in the 2016 election didn't materialize, former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said the Russian state-backed probes of those systems are a wake-up call.

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Senators propose extension of FITARA data center initiative

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced the Senate version of a bill to extend data center consolidation provisions that are due to expire in October 2018.

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Better standards, more sharing seen as keys to cloud adoption

A broad-based group of federal officials are working together to develop new tools for cloud acquisition and innovation.

How cyber impacts the full spectrum of terror threats

Cybersecurity still ranks near the top of threats that worry the nation's security agencies.

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton

SEC still probing data breach

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton told a Senate panel that the agency was expanding its probe into a 2016 data breach.

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DHS adds social media to immigration files

A move by the Department of Homeland Security to add public facing online data to an immigration database is generating controversy and comments, but DHS says it hasn't launched a new policy.

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House panel hammers Army CIO over request to reprogram 2018 funds

The Army is seeking to realign funds for network modernization, but Congress wants to know what's wrong with the systems it already paid for.

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Nominations for the 2018 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted, and are due by Dec. 23. 

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