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Why acquisition reform is about more than OTAs

The Air Force materiel commander says organizational culture matters more than novel procurement authorities when it comes to reforming cumbersome processes.

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Lawmakers look to boost Energy's cybersecurity role

To protect critical infrastructure and the energy sector against cyber threats, lawmakers are looking to boost the Department of Energy's cybersecurity role.

White House-backed IT modernization push makes first contract awards

The General Services Administration picked the vendors who will support a plan to centralize modernization best practices.

IG: Interior unprepared for cyber threats

The Department of Interior’s watchdog found the agency's incident response program to be inadequate, citing network users visits to malware-plagued websites.

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Military looks for ways to bring in cyber talent at better salaries

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said $37,000 may be sufficient for Hill staffers answering the phone, but is much too low for military cyber specialists.

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Rethinking TIC: 3 pitfalls to avoid

For government to take full advantage of the cloud, the Trusted Internet Connection program should be reimagined entirely.

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Chip maker AMD faces claims of new bugs

Security researchers from an Israeli company claim to have found over a dozen major bugs in AMD products, but infosec specialists have raised questions around the report's credibility and disclosure timeline.

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Trump fills out intelligence oversight board

The same day the nation's top diplomat was fired and a new CIA director announced, President Trump announced plans to fill out the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, including the addition of a former White House deputy CTO.

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Microsoft withdraws protest against U.S. Transcom's classified cloud plans

A proposed sole-source task order with Amazon Web Services prompted the protest. It's still unclear how "the issues involved were resolved to Microsoft’s satisfaction."

ARPA-E tilts toward cyber

The Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy, which focused on making grants and loans to alternative energy companies under the Obama administration, may find a new lease on life as a cybersecurity skunkworks.

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How transparent is FOIA?

The DOJ recently launched a one-stop shop to centralize the submissions of Freedom of Information Act requests, but senators on both sides of the aisle have issues with how little information agencies are releasing.

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Warner: U.S. is unprepared for cyber threats

The vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee believes the U.S. is facing 21st century threats with obsolete technology and old ways of thinking.

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