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DOD objects to digital-only plan from NARA

The Department of Defense says a plan to go to all-digital federal records accession will cost too much and interfere with existing digitization plans.

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Tony Scott signs on with law and lobby firm

The former federal CIO will work on cybersecurity and policy for one of the top lobbying firms in Washington, D.C.

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How a telecom contact might spur IT upgrades

A month after the GSA named 10 winners for its next-generation telecommunications contract, the $50 billion vehicle has a big supporting role in the White House IT modernization plan.

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Civilian agencies guard their coffers as cuts loom

On a recent earnings call, a CEO at a top federal contractor said that federal civilian customers are reacting to budget pressures by holding back spending, but said there is "continual demand" to upgrade IT.

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Is low-tech the answer to election security?

Some experts say that given uneven IT security requirements for voting systems, the best protection against election hacking may be less technology.

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Most agencies 'not planning' to meet OMB data center goals, GAO says

One year out from FITARA's expiration, GAO found the vast majority of agencies are not on track with the law's data center optimization requirements.

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Yet another deadline: Congress faces 702 reauthorization

Amid a busy fall schedule, Congress must find time to reauthorize a key spying program, says the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel.

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NARA's plan to help government pivot to digital

The National Archives explains how it's going to help agencies stay on track with the shift to all-digital records management.

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Spy chiefs set sights on AI and cyber

Harnessing data and disruptive technology, such as artificial intelligence, to detect and thwart cyber threats is the IC’s top challenge.

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Modernization boosts cybersecurity anxieties, survey says

A survey of 200 federal IT leaders found that while most saw the eventual benefits of IT modernization, the process has resulted in a more challenging cybersecurity environment.

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Agencies prep communications for Hurricane Irma

FEMA, the FCC turn to prepping communications providers for oncoming Hurricane Irma, as post-Hurricane Harvey cleanup continues in Texas.

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The coming federal ERP systems battle

Enterprise systems, with their countless customizations and business rules, can be modernization nightmares. But innovative applications and cost considerations are pushing agencies toward the cloud.