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Cyber panel closes in on final recommendations

A panel of business, technology and academia leaders is finalizing ideas for how to approach cybersecurity in the next decade.

NTIA software tool shows spectrum use

A new report reveals how federal agencies manage broadband wireless spectrum via a graphics-based software tool, which can help in the effort to free spectrum for commercial use.

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Study backs IoT/DDoS concerns

A new study from one of the companies that battled a huge internet device-based attack underscores the need for stronger internet-of-things security.

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IG: OPM falling short on FISMA requirements

The latest audit by OPM's inspector general says the agency is regressing in its compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act.

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Hurd: Still time for IT upgrade bill

An advocate for IT modernization is returning to the House for the next session, but still hopes to deliver on a key goal in the lame duck.

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Former spy chief says U.S. lacks cyber framework

Former NSA head Michael Hayden says that the U.S. still has not developed a coherent cyber framework and that serious challenges lie ahead for the incoming Trump administration.

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Trump’s IT modernization moment

The need to modernize federal IT transcends politics, one industry exec argues, and we already have the tools to make it happen.

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DIUX and RCO could get lost in transition

Despite DOD assertions that programs like DIUX and the RCO are too mature to be eliminated by the next administration, experts warn that could happen from benign neglect.

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Justice Department issues 'smart gun' specs

After six months of talks with firearms firms, law enforcement and independent experts, DOJ officials unveil baseline requirements that could be applied to agency purchases.

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Cloud adoption slowed by culture, even with FedRAMP

Cloud adoption, some agency execs say, continues to be a slow and frustrating slog.

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What's next for government innovation groups?

Supporters are pressing for continuation of 18F and USDS, amid the uncertainty of tech policy in the coming Trump administration.

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End of administration rush, then quiet in federal IT contracting

A leading trade group forecasts a spike in federal IT contracting activity followed by a lull as the Obama administration transitions to the Trump presidency.

The Fed 100

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

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