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How will Trump tackle legacy IT?

In order to advance policy priorities, the next administration will have to navigate a government that is both reliant on and slowed by legacy IT. Exactly how remains an open question.

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Gen. John Kelly picked to head DHS under Trump

The president-elect has selected another retired Marine general for his cabinet -- John F. Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security.

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Dems push for Russia hacking investigation

The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and others in Congress including one top Republican want to air allegations of Russian cyber interference in the U.S. elections. President-elect Trump has dismissed the assertions by U.S. spies as politically motivated.

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Open source is so much more than free code

The former Department of Veterans Affairs CIO shows how successful development and use of open source software requires collaboration, transparency and a commitment to management.

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Industry sees coming regulatory 'pause' on cyber

The new White House cybersecurity commission report sets the stage for the next administration to make it easier for companies to share cyber threat information.

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Why DOD needs a mobile upgrade

A new report from the Center for a New American Security argues the Pentagon needs to ditch its risk-averse culture and procurement procedures and embrace next-generation mobile technology.

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GSA adds data security solutions to Schedule 70

The agency says Adobe’s electronic signature solutions and other tools will help agencies manage a broad list of federal security requirements.

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$9 billion price tag likely dooms MGT Act

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementation of the Modernizing Government Technology Act will cost $9 billion over five years.

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Where would Mattis take cyber?

The president-elect's selection for secretary of defense is well known for his sometimes off-color comments on warfare and threats to the U.S., but James Mattis is largely a blank slate when it comes to cyber.

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Commission: Trump admin needs to prioritize cybersecurity

With its report now delivered to the White House, the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity says the next step is to implement the recommendations, starting with simply making cybersecurity a government priority.

53 steps to stronger cybersecurity

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued its long-awaited report, which calls for (among many other things) a new agency to consolidate, administer and secure federal IT infrastructure.

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Feds help bag international malware platform

Working with other nations, the FBI helped take down a international criminal infrastructure platform that has been spewing malware and ransomware since 2009.

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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