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New bill calls for agency-specific IT modernization funds

A new bill, which would empower agencies to reprogram funds and bank their own savings, could be an easier sell to appropriators than the White House's plan for a $3.1 billion governmentwide fund.

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GSA leader goes west to talk modernization, tech buying

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth is traveling to the West Coast to talk with companies about cybersecurity technology and how they can get into the federal market.

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CIA chief says digital directorate will help with agency’s myriad IT needs

CIA Director John Brennan said his agency's Directorate for Digital Innovation would help operatives mask their digital tracks and would help defend against foreign cyberattacks.

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On Capitol Hill, concerns remain about DOD-VA interoperability

Senate appropriators grilled top VA officials about whether the military and Veterans Affairs electronic health records systems are cooperating.

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Meadows bill puts teeth in records enforcement

In a newly introduced bill, the chairman of a key government oversight subcommittee seeks to punish feds who destroy records and to enshrine existing records policy in law.

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DOE wants $15 million more for securing the grid

The funding would concentrate on community-owned utilities and electricity cooperatives, which generally have less money to spend on cybersecurity than bigger, investor-owned utilities.

DHS pushes for more cyber experts in the field

Local is the key for critical infrastructure protection, and DHS wants more cybersecurity advisers out in communities talking to providers.

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Cloud security: Learning to trust the facts

The cloud can often exceed the security of an on-premises or legacy data center. Here's why.

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HHS issues ransomware guidance

The Department of Health and Human Services released new guidance on how health privacy law should guide responses to ransomware attacks.

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Why open source is a draw for job candidates

The chance to work with open-source technologies can help federal agencies attract top IT professionals.

White House accelerates cyber hiring

The federal government is looking to add 3,500 more cyber and IT workers by January 2017.

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NIST database goes ballistic

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has rolled out a new forensics database that gives law enforcement detailed, three-dimensional profiles of a vast sea of bullet ballistic data to help crack cases.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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