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Senators drill down on 2018 defense spending

Just a month after the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act became law, the Senate Armed Services Committee is starting the process of formulating the 2018 defense budget.

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Fingerprint tech steps up

IARPA looks to spur the development of new fingerprint-reading technologies.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

Chaffetz backs Trump's tough line on feds

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sketched his priorities for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but Democrats want to see a formal plan.

The federal government must prioritize mobile now

Mobile devices are in nearly every workplace, and increasingly serve as linchpins for authentication. Agencies must better understand and manage those risks.

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Agency seeks clarity on DHS election role

The independent federal commission that helps states improve their voting systems wants more clarity on what DHS' critical infrastructure designation means.

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When 'social gov' goes quiet

Agency Twitter posts have dropped off markedly since Inauguration Day.

Pete Kim, USAF CISO

Legacy systems, hygiene top Air Force 2017 cyber list

The Air Force will prioritize making legacy and mission systems cyber secure and instilling a culture of cyber security in the workforce in 2017, says CISO Pete Kim.

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State of federal IT report charts needs in cyber, workforce

A weighty report from the CIO Council takes a sweeping view of the challenges facing the federal IT community.

Rob Klopp, shown here in an appearance on WJLA

Klopp stays on board as SSA CIO for now

The Trump administration has asked SSA CIO Rob Klopp to remain in his role to provide continuity as his agency continues modernization projects and agile adoption.

DHS watchdog warns agency on ELIS system

DHS Inspector General urged the Citizenship and Immigration Services to keep the struggling Electronic Immigration System unplugged.

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5 predictions for federal IT in 2017

As the Trump team takes control, here's what the tech community can expect.

President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

How will Trump lead on tech?

The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues?