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Feds look to get creative about cyber hiring

Policymakers are keeping an open mind when it comes to improving the cybersecurity workforce.

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Why VA's Cerner deal will cost $10 billion

The program officer in charge of the Department of Veterans Affairs shift to a commercial electronic health record offered some insight into the complexities of the move at a House hearing.

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One cloud to rule them all at DOD?

Acquisitions chief Ellen Lord hints that DOD is closing in on a solicitation for a single cloud to dramatically advance data interoperability at the Pentagon.

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AT&T to join Census mobile device efforts

The Commerce Dept. says a successful contract award protest is moot after AT&T agreed to join CDW-G on the Census mobile device-as-a-service contract as a subcontractor.

Senate Intel chair doesn't plan legislative push on election cyber

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) dropped some hints about what the Senate Intelligence Committee will recommend to protect election infrastructure.

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Beware of unicorns

Agencies want the benefits that new technologies can bring, but need a sharper focus on the mission impact -- and have grown wary of one-off solutions.

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Army looks to tap civilian talent for cyber force

U.S. Army Cyber Command is launching a pilot program to pluck developers, data scientists and engineers from the workforce to face off against U.S. adversaries.

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Why data chiefs need to be everywhere

Agency chief data officers belong where they are needed, and that's not necessarily in the IT shop.

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Government dollars for IoT: Large and unbalanced

Civilian agencies should take a lesson from the Defense Department -- and all of government should look to smaller, emerging tech companies as well as traditional contractors.

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Pentagon boosts emerging tech spend

The Department of Defense spent $7.4 billion in fiscal year 2017 on cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence technologies, according to a recent Govini report.

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SEC cyber squad halts cryptocurrency offering

The new Cyber Unit at the Securities and Exchange Commission stopped an ongoing cryptocurrency offering that has attracted approximately $15 million in investment since launching in August.

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House Intel committee advances spy bill

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence passed a bill to reauthorize the government's spying powers 13-8 on a party-line vote.

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