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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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GSA looks to help startups navigate big contracts

The General Services Administration offers vendors a roadmap to getting on Multiple Award Schedules.

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Navy looks to break ground with collaborative IT contracts

By getting ongoing industry input on contracts from industry, the Navy is expecting to save time. Will it work?

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New travel order tasks countries with data sharing

As the president rolls out new restrictions for international travelers coming to the U.S., Customs and Border Protection is getting closer to biometric visa entry/exit solution.

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What keeps govtech leaders up at night?

A joint survey by Grant Thornton and PSC found that IT stakeholders in government fear their own employees and outdated systems the most when it comes to cybersecurity.

Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

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