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Will Hurd

Hurd encouraged by IT funding in Trump budget

The architect of the Managing Government Technology Act is happy with the administration's request for a central IT modernization fund, but he thinks the real action will take place at the agency level.

McCaul optimistic on DHS cyber reorganization

The House Homeland Security Committee chairman is preparing to reintroduce legislation to reorganize the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber directorate, and he believes forces are aligning to get it passed.

Michael Rogers

CyberCom seeks 16 percent budget surge for 2018

U.S. Cyber Command is seeking $647 million in funding for fiscal year 2018, a 16 percent boost over 2017 funding, to support cyber mission forces and elevation to a full combatant command.

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Census funding falls short of Obama-era plans

President Trump's budget proposal falls almost $300 million short of his predecessor's proposal for fiscal year 2018, raising concerns that an already-challenged census could be in historic trouble.

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New DHS data details scope of visa overstays

A detailed report on visa overstays from the Department of Homeland Security indicates that facial recognition technology supporting a biometric exit program is showing promise.

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Buy vs. build to reduce insider threats

Commercially supported open source comes with both cost and security benefits.

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Forcing culture change at DOD

Study after study has argued that the Department of Defense is risk averse and unable to rapidly adapt to changing technology. One former official says it's time to use force to change innovation culture at the Pentagon.

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GOP continues push to privatize air traffic control

Have the stars finally aligned behind a long-planned push to outsource air traffic control operations?

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Data center optimization savings falls short

Agencies are reporting far less than the estimated $4 billion in savings by consolidating data centers because of inconsistent reporting and incomplete strategic plans.

Rob Joyce NSA/WH

White House to target 'weakest links' in federal networks

The executive order on cybersecurity heralds big changes for federal networks, said the White House cybersecurity coordinator.

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Leaked budget document shows MGT funding in place

A spreadsheet of the Trump administration's 2018 budget request leaked to the group Third Way indicates support for a technology modernization fund.

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$500M IT modernization bill passes House

The Modernizing Government Technology Act passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote, but the Senate outlook is less certain.

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