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The IRS wants to talk business

The tax agency's procurement leaders want a more open dialogue with industry, but acknowledge that message doesn’t always make its way down the chain of command.

The Department of Cyber?

As some nations unify their cybersecurity operations, there are calls for a similar effort to create a single agency for civilian cyber authorities in the U.S.

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Lawmakers worry about a second Heartbleed

Two lawmakers are looking for more information from the executive director of the Linux Foundation about the challenges surrounding the security of open-source software.

OPM tells agencies how to respond to cyber workforce needs

Agencies will have a year to identify high-value positions, investigate the root causes of any talent shortage and develop action plans before they start reporting annually to OPM.

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TIC still tripping up agencies' cloud modernization efforts

The federal government is pushing to modernize its IT infrastructure of several fronts, but agencies are still struggling with conflicting goals, like cloud adoption, telework policies and Trusted Internet Connection compliance.

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Deputy defense secretary says DOD will get its 'arms around' cloud

The Pentagon and industry base aren't on the same wavelength when it comes to acquisition reform and readiness, says the DOD's No. 2 official.

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State Department wants to ask all visa applicants about their social media activity

For the millions who seek a U.S. visa every year, giving up social media information and history may become a required step.

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With Shulkin out at VA, what happens to the Cerner deal?

The Department of Veterans Affairs looked set to ink a $10 billion deal for new health record software system. Then the secretary got fired.

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Bridging the data divide between IT ops and security

When two critical components of an enterprise don’t talk to each other, the enterprise can collapse.

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Marines take lessons from special forces in crafting cyber career path

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller said long-term stability is key: "Once you’re, in you’re in."

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5G push could require federal spectrum

Communications policy leaders are looking put federal spectrum in the pipeline as the U.S. gears up for faster mobile broadband.

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Mobile network infrastructure at growing risk from cyber attack

The FCC's communications security advisory group warned on threats to mobile networks that are similar to those impacting industrial control systems.

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