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Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

Commerce secretary urges bold action on cybersecurity

Citing "a chronic shortage both in quantity and quality of cybersecurity personnel," Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker calls on cyber commission to focus on workforce development, IT modernization and shared services.

Workforce tops cyber commission to-do list

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity has completed its public hearings and turns to the tough task of agreeing on recommendations.

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Everybody wants digital government, but doubts remain about ROI

A new survey shows that agencies want to be more innovative in the digital space, but struggle to show a clear return on investment.

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There's lots of ambiguity in agencies' embrace of agile

GAO report warns that OMB's unclear guidance on agile development is interfering with agencies' ability to report on the status of such projects.

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GAO says agency CISO roles are too fuzzy and often undermined

A new report urges agencies to better define CISO responsibilities and surveys CISOs on the biggest challenges to their authority.

Edward Snowden

Snowden no hero, says House intel committee

Edward Snowden claims he leaked more than 1 million classified intelligence documents out of concern for Americans' rights, but a new congressional study says he is just a disgruntled employee.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

McCaul: Russia is messing with U.S. election tech

Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is calling for the White House to strongly condemn Russia's hack of election databases.

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Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

Gregory Touhill

Touhill outlines skills he wants from IT workforce

New U.S. CISO Greg Touhill discussed the skills he believes the cybersecurity workforce should have and offered advice for the next administration.

CIA Director John Brennan speaking at CSIS Sept. 9 2016

Brennan: Government 'cannot just hope' private sector will protect digital domain

CIA Director John Brennan warned of the need to improve government defense of the digital domain before a catastrophic event.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

Cruz seeks to block internet transition

Sen. Ted Cruz is leading an effort to stop a long-standing U.S. plan to cede control of an aspect of global internet architecture.

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

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