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DHS infrastructure group searches for relevance

A DHS-based infrastructure advisory group wants to make its work more urgent and actionable for stakeholders.

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Does buying cloud services have to be this hard?

The acquisition options are getting better, but many agencies are still relying on workarounds.

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As big deadline hits, lawmakers warn on long-term risks to Data Act

Agencies are due to report their first tranche of spending data under the Data Act on May 9, but lawmakers are framing the milestone date as a starting point.

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VA chief talks commercial Vista

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin told House appropriators that the agency was closing in on a decision about the future of its homegrown electronic health record.

Mobile security threats facing feds

Federal wireless device users face a disparate set of threats, but the government's buying clout is unlikely change the security picture, a new study says.

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Legislators call for more flexible cyber hiring and training

Three Democratic members of Congress want the government to look to private sector practices as a model for hiring and training the federal cybersecurity workforce

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Why CFOs and CIOs need to partner on cybersecurity

With the government spending billions annually on cybersecurity, it is essential that CIOs and CFOs work together to bake cyber into agency IT budgets, current and former officials say.

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NASA crowdsources HPC software upgrade

The space agency is running a competition to attract coders to improve the performance of its FUN3D supercomputing simulation software.

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Agencies looking beyond Data Act deadline

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act’s first submission deadline is a few days away, but agencies are already counting the benefits and looking to future uses.

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Obama archive to go digital

The National Archives and Records Administration announced it will begin to digitize the unclassified records of the Obama administration, commencing a new model for the storage of future presidential records.

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Culture clash in FAA's drone push

The FAA's efforts to integrate unmanned drone aircraft safely into U.S. commercial airspace is moving ahead on several fronts, according to the agency's director, but it requires reconciling cultural differences.

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The case for investing in high-performance computing

HPC is a vital driver of U.S. innovation, competitiveness and security. Strong government support is key to sustaining all three.