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50-year-old cyber warnings from CIA

The CIA's online database of declassified documents reveals the computer security concerns of an intelligence working group.

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Despite budget uncertainty, Census remains 'on track,' officials say

The Census Bureau has altered and trimmed programs in advance of the 2018 end-to-end test of census tech, but officials say that despite budget uncertainty, the projects remain on schedule.

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Interior making plans in case EIS falls short

The Department of the Interior is prepping to backfill its telecommunications needs in case GSA's planned Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract can't serve the agency's far-flung operations.

Can Trump mend fences with Silicon Valley?

The government needs to make nice with the commercial technology community over lingering mistrust stemming from revelations of surveillance and faulty encryption standards, according to a new report.

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How agencies can take a page out of industry's open playbooks

To truly innovate, government must holistically consider a combination of people, processes and technology.

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Draft White House cyber order signals pending re-org

A draft White House executive order on cybersecurity points to some possible changes in how civilian government agencies protect infrastructure and networks.

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How does FOIA fit under the Trump administration?

Without having yet received directives from the Trump administration, open government advocates from the public and private sectors are continuing their work on new Freedom of Information Act best practices.

Cyber probes gain traction on the Hill

Cyber is front and center as the 115th Congress completes its first month, with multiple investigations into Russia’s election-related hacking and now a resolution to create a Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity.

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Army and IBM head to the cloud

The $62 million pilot program to build a private, on-premises cloud at the Redstone Arsenal will consolidate 11 data centers and pave the way for future Army cloud projects.

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Border wall not a high-rise, warns former CBP head

The president's proposed wall on the Mexican border will require close consultation with on-the-ground border agents to make sure what is put up doesn't go down like a previous effort did, former Customs and Border Protection Commissioner says.

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Telecom transition is looming

It's close to award time for GSA's huge next-generation telecom contract, and the agency has been working hard to set the stage for its implementation.

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Navy closes in on NGEN recompete

The Navy's Enterprise Networks Program Office will release draft RFP's in the coming months to solicit industry feedback on recompeting the multibillion Next Generation Enterprise Networks contract, expiring next year.

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

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