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FirstNet expects court decision soon

FirstNet's top lawyer said the bid protest holding up the $6.5 billion contract award could be resolved "in the next several days."

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How investing in technology can transform government and cut costs

A new report shows how, through effective implementation of proven commercial best practice to operations across government, citizens can benefit from over $1 trillion in value over the next decade.

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The real story about COTS for the VA

An advocate for the VistA system warns a rush to commercial electronic health records could come with serious risks.

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What happens to Healthcare.gov?

Under the new GOP health care proposal, future online health care marketplaces could be state-based, private or non-existent.

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Should the U.S. stockpile zero days?

Zero-day vulnerabilities live on average for 6.9 years and have a low rate of discovery by other entities, which could argue in favor of stockpiling them, according to a comprehensive study by the RAND Corporation.

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'A prototype is worth a thousand meetings'

SBA CIO Maria Roat is urging agencies to encourage experimentation -- and to not confuse modernization with innovation.

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Vault 7 leak highlights insider threat

The WikiLeaks release of alleged CIA hacking program data is the latest example of what one former intelligence official says is the greatest cybersecurity challenge: the insider threat.

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Watchdog: DHS social media screening lacks objectives

Two DHS components launched social media screening pilots in the wake of the San Bernardino shooting. The agency's internal watchdog wants to see improved coordination and measurable goals.

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VA chief swears off software development

In his most pointed comments on IT to date, David Shulkin, secretary of Veterans Affairs, said that the agency will move to off-the-shelf software.

FDIC leads agencies in major cyber incidents

The bank regulator was responsible for 10 of 16 major information security incidents recorded in the FY2016 FISMA report.

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IGs: budget cuts could put cybersecurity at risk

Inspectors general fear that budget cuts could force agencies to choose between spending on program operations and cybersecurity.

Industry calls for more cyber threat context from DHS

The Department of Homeland Security is not providing enough context around the cyber threat indicators it shares with the private sector for firms to use the data effectively, say industry leaders.

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