Exec Tech


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SBA CIO is 'burning bridges' to push modernization

Small Business Administration CIO Maria Roat said 2018 is all about consolidation and getting federal staff comfortable with ongoing cloud migration.

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GSA looks for possible DUNS replacements

For the second time in 2017, the General Services Administration is requesting feedback on ways to reduce its reliance on a proprietary business entity identifier system it uses to track government contracts.

Some states look to feds for help replacing old voting equipment

A group of Democratic lawmakers heard from advocates for federal help in refreshing obsolete voting tech.

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Trump tells FAA to move faster on drone traffic control

The administration has issued new mandates for accelerating the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.

Agencies don't know where attacks are coming from

A risk report being produced under the cybersecurity executive order suggests that agencies need to get a better handle on where attacks are originating.

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Kaspersky: pirated software led to NSA contractor breach

The embattled cyber vendor claims an NSA contractor breach can be traced to a pirated version of Microsoft Word.

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Can agencies seize the moment for modernization?

There is "incredible alignment" in support of IT modernization, officials say, but better planning is needed to take full advantage.

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Can DOD overcome its 'data hoarding' problem?

A senior Pentagon tech official said that when it comes to data protection, the Defense Department and other organizations must learn how to harness their data if they want to stay secure.

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Can new law stop foreign-bought election ads?

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) isn’t sold on the Senate bill aimed at increasing disclosure requirements for political ads on digital platforms, and instead pushed for government and industry to work together.

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White House official fires back at McCain over cyber hearing 'stunt'

Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert criticized Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for marking a White House no-show at a hearing with an empty chair.

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DHS plan to collect immigrants' social media gets roasted in the comments

A proposal to update information collection on legal immigrants and naturalized citizens to include social media details is roundly criticized by privacy and immigrant advocates.

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How agencies can get in step with the cyber EO

The top three technologies for compliance with the cybersecurity executive order.