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White House opens Code.gov repository

The Obama administration has launched a central code resource for digital tool development as part of its open source software policy.

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DHS still waiting on NPPD reorg

It's Critical Infrastructure Month, but DHS cybersecurity officials are wondering about the status of the agency's plan to integrate its cybersecurity division with its infrastructure protection duties.

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ID protection to expire for more than 100,000 OPM hack victims

About 100,000 to 150,000 feds whose sensitive information was stolen in the OPM hack will have to re-enroll if they want to retain the compensatory identity protection coverage offered by OPM after Dec. 1.

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Why government open-data practices are low-tech

The open-data movement is still in its infancy. In a new report, the Data Foundation charts how it can grow up.

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DOD, DHS chart paths to acquisition innovation

DOD and DHS are both trying to tap into the best the tech sector has to offer, and each agency has new and experimental contracting mechanisms that are showing signs of short-circuiting existing procedures.

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Can small agencies piggyback on modernization plans?

Non-CFO Act agencies are not included in the legislation that seeks to update legacy systems, which could create a two-tiered modernization effort.

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FirstNet to miss contract award deadline

The planned nationwide public safety broadband network won't meet its previously announced November contract award date, but leaders say they are making progress on evaluating proposals.

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Regulators mull what IOT means for spectrum

Federal officials cautioned of the dangers of hampering innovation with restrictive spectrum allocation.

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How to flip the cyberthreat paradigm

By thinking like an adversary, federal agencies can find and fix organizational weaknesses before the bad guys can exploit them.

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Fed IT suffers under divided government

Federal investment in new, more effective IT can wither when the political atmosphere in Washington is sharply divided, according to a new study.

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DOD CIO: Recent GAO criticism of JIE is off base

Halvorsen says GAO's report criticizing the management and oversight of the Joint Information Environment initiative fails to understand the nature of the project.

Michelle Obama on Snapchat

The social media transition

The @POTUS account will zero out on Inauguration Day, and other presidential social media accounts will convey to the new commander-in-chief.

The Fed 100

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

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