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Let's put the 'funded' back in FFRDC

Federally funded research and development centers are vital test beds for new IT, but they can't operate without adequate resources.

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Move over, ITMF?

The MOVE IT Act, which takes a different approach to funding IT modernization that the administration has proposed, may have a better chance of clearing Congress.

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BYOD is evolving for a cyber-conscious age

Bring-your-own device policies were envisioned as a way to save money during a time of budget cuts, but policies are pivoting as government gets increasingly security conscious.

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Tech hasn't fixed FOIA yet

Transparency advocates are pushing Congress to go after agencies for shoddy responses to the sunshine law.

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Financial regulator details growing risks for banking systems

A new Treasury Department report warns of an alarming rise in lucrative digital crimes against the financial sector.

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New bill calls for agency-specific IT modernization funds

A new bill, which would empower agencies to reprogram funds and bank their own savings, could be an easier sell to appropriators than the White House's plan for a $3.1 billion governmentwide fund.

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GSA leader goes west to talk modernization, tech buying

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth is traveling to the West Coast to talk with companies about cybersecurity technology and how they can get into the federal market.

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CIA chief says digital directorate will help with agency’s myriad IT needs

CIA Director John Brennan said his agency's Directorate for Digital Innovation would help operatives mask their digital tracks and would help defend against foreign cyberattacks.

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On Capitol Hill, concerns remain about DOD-VA interoperability

Senate appropriators grilled top VA officials about whether the military and Veterans Affairs electronic health records systems are cooperating.

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Meadows bill puts teeth in records enforcement

In a newly introduced bill, the chairman of a key government oversight subcommittee seeks to punish feds who destroy records and to enshrine existing records policy in law.

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DOE wants $15 million more for securing the grid

The funding would concentrate on community-owned utilities and electricity cooperatives, which generally have less money to spend on cybersecurity than bigger, investor-owned utilities.

DHS pushes for more cyber experts in the field

Local is the key for critical infrastructure protection, and DHS wants more cybersecurity advisers out in communities talking to providers.

FCW in Print

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