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Why CFOs and CIOs need to partner on cybersecurity

With the government spending billions annually on cybersecurity, it is essential that CIOs and CFOs work together to bake cyber into agency IT budgets, current and former officials say.

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Agencies looking beyond Data Act deadline

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act’s first submission deadline is a few days away, but agencies are already counting the benefits and looking to future uses.

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NASA crowdsources HPC software upgrade

The space agency is running a competition to attract coders to improve the performance of its FUN3D supercomputing simulation software.

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Obama archive to go digital

The National Archives and Records Administration announced it will begin to digitize the unclassified records of the Obama administration, commencing a new model for the storage of future presidential records.

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Culture clash in FAA's drone push

The FAA's efforts to integrate unmanned drone aircraft safely into U.S. commercial airspace is moving ahead on several fronts, according to the agency's director, but it requires reconciling cultural differences.

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The case for investing in high-performance computing

HPC is a vital driver of U.S. innovation, competitiveness and security. Strong government support is key to sustaining all three.

How analytics can transform federal real estate budget planning

By combining financial and asset management data, agencies can build a systems for better decision making.

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House Judiciary to tackle email privacy, spy rules

Email privacy, FISA Section 702, overseas data and encryption top the House Judiciary Committee’s innovation and competitiveness agenda for the 115th Congress.

IT upgrade bill moves to House floor

As agencies ramp up their IT modernization efforts, increased acquisition training at the agency procurement level and support from the White House and Congress play a central role.

Simple exploits have a big impact in cyber crime

Cyber attackers are leveraging cloud, email and off-the-shelf tools to open more attack windows, according to a new security study.

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Border reps see promise in biometrics

Biometric identification technologies offer a path to compromise over the Trump administration's politically thorny border wall project, said one House Democrat.

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Boente tapped as DOJ's acting national security chief

Dana Boente is moving to his third acting position in the Department of Justice since January, replacing Mary McCord as acting assistant attorney general of the National Security Division.

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