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Agencies poised to hit CDM dashboard goal

Activity around a critical federal cybersecurity program is heating up, with DHS and Congress hoping to see major progress on key goals by summer 2018.

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VA signs $10B deal with Cerner

Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie signed the deal naming Cerner as the sole-source software provider on the agency's health record modernization effort.

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House panel looks at ditching the SSN

In light of multiple large-scale data breaches in recent years, some on Capitol Hill are looking at accelerating the move away from widespread reliance on social security numbers in government systems.

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Army mulls pause in JRSS migration

Latency and other performance quality issues with applications in the joint regional security stacks have caused DISA and the Army to rework the migration timeline.

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DHS releases cyber strategy

The five-year policy plan articulates the Department of Homeland Security's cyber role as almost entirely defensive.

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Hill Dems want VA's acting CIO out

A group of lawmakers, led by the senior members of the House and Senate committees that oversee the Department of Veterans Affairs, are worried about the agency's new acting CIO and the slow pace of senior tech hires.

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GSA moves grant site

The move is the latest step in the long-planned modernization of the System of Award Management.

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House Dems look to salvage cyber coordinator post

Amid reports that the White House has junked its cyber coordinator position, a dozen lawmakers in the House have introduced legislation to restore the role.

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CFPB techies blast talk of taking down complaint portal

Should the government continue to host a Yelp for financial services? The people who built it think it should.

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Commerce will revisit ZTE sanctions at Trump's request

The U.S. government will revisit harsh sanctions against Chinese telecom firm ZTE, despite years of complaints by U.S. officials that the communications giant violates trade laws and may facilitate Chinese espionage.

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JEDI report to Congress calls out Pentagon's fractured cloud strategy

The report criticizes the proliferation of more than 500 cloud acquisition and migration efforts as being "reminiscent of DOD's current legacy information technology environment, which is not optimized for the 21st century."

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Network neglect is complicating agencies' cloud ambitions

Modernizing and moving to the cloud only works if agencies have the connectivity to take full advantage.

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