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Can tech transform the social safety net?

Data sharing and technology offer greater opportunities for people to find jobs, and they present the government with a chance to streamline, improve and rethink social programs.

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Finalizing cyber incident response might be easier than deciding when to use it

The revised National Cyber Incident Response Plan is on track to be completed by the end of the year, but the more difficult challenge might be determining when a cyber incident reaches a threshold that activates the plan.

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Think FedRAMP is a bottleneck? Think again.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program deserves praise, not criticism, and here are four reasons why.

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Elections could upend IT leadership on Capitol Hill

As Democrats seek to expand their seats, a few notable lawmakers with IT and workforce policy chops could find themselves out of office when the 115th Congress convenes.

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Will the next president keep IT modernization going?

The coming presidential transition could take the steam out of federal IT reform, lawmakers and agency officials said.

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Data policy for a new administration

Experts have some advice for the next administration on tackling open-data initiatives early in its term to improve government operations and service.

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The new cloud paradigm: Managed services as a service

To achieve the true savings of cloud computing, agencies need to get a handle on the cost of managed services.

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Senator: Industry needs to educate Congress on cyber

Sen. Mark Warner, one of the most tech-savvy members of Congress, said industry should help him and his colleagues better understand technology so they can design smarter cyber policy.

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How DOD embraced bug bounties -- and how your agency can, too

Hack the Pentagon proved to Defense Department officials that outside hackers can be assets, not adversaries.

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18F finances in disarray, watchdog warns

A new report says 18F has lost $36 million to date, "repeatedly overestimated revenue" and pushed back its projected break-even date to 2020.

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Why PPD-41 is evolutionary, not revolutionary

Government cybersecurity officials say the presidential policy directive codifies cyber incident response protocols but doesn't radically change what's been in practice in recent years.

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There’s still hope for IT modernization funding

There is more than one way to pay for modernization efforts at federal agencies.

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Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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