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IT modernization: Four ways to pay the tab

The Modernizing Government Technology Act can help bridge the budget gaps, but agencies need other funding sources to fully address decades of “technical debt.”

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Agencies look to get smart on IoT

As connected devices proliferate, management and security prove challenging for agencies.

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Senator pushes for answers on scope of 2016 Russia voting probes

A DHS official acknowledged that more than 21 states could have been targeted by Russian hackers in the lead-up to the 2016 election.

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China's penetration of U.S. supply chain runs deep, says report

A new report sounds calls on the U.S. government and industry to develop a comprehensive strategy for securing the technology supply chain from foreign sabotage and espionage.

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Coast Guard begins transition to joint regional security stacks

The Coast Guard has recently embarked on DOD-wide initiative to increase security by 2019.

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The ABCs of PPPs for digital infrastructure

Public-private partnerships are a powerful tool for tackling large, multiyear modernization challenges.

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Federal spectrum key to U.S. 5G

Government-held spectrum is one of the keys to global U.S. commercial leadership in 5G, and new study says, and pending legislation can help.

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Federal CIO is moving quickly to get TMF funds out the door

Federal CIO Suzette Kent said that the board managing the Technology Modernization Fund expects the first raft of projects to be approved this week.

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White House to relax rules on military drone exports

The Trump administration is looking to make it easier for allies to buy military-grade drones from U.S. firms.

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FDA moves to require patching in connected medical devices

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to make sure internet-enabled medical devices can be updated to guard against cyberthreats.

Senate passes DHS bug bounty bill

The bill would compel the federal government's top civilian cyber agency to pay white hats who find security vulnerabilities in the agency's internet-facing IT operations.

GSA administrator Emily Murphy testifies before a House panel on Feb 15 2018

GSA chief says citizen services will be a focal point in FY2019

IT modernization funds and real estate questions also featured prominently at an April 17 hearing on the General Services Administration's appropriation.

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