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DATA Act oversight highlights growing pains

The first round of oversight reports on financial reporting under the Data Act shows that most agencies are experiencing growing pains when it comes to implementing the recent law. Does that mean it's working?

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Agencies failing key agile test

An oversight report found that most agencies were failing to certify implementation of incremental development on some major software projects.

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DHS nominee faces Senate

Kirstjen Nielsen told a Senate committee that a planned border wall won't span the entire southern border and that cyberattacks have entered a more potent phase in their evolution.

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A user's guide to IT modernization

There are new big plans for federal IT modernization, but the old pitfalls remain.

How the Air Force is building resiliency

Compliance only gets you so far, explained one senior official.

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OPM still plagued by cyber weaknesses, IG finds

An oversight report found the Office of Personnel Management unready for its annual cyber audit, while the agency says that the CDM program will help mature agency efforts.

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Mapping destruction after Harvey and Irma

Analysis of high resolution satellite images yielded data that supported recovery efforts after Harvey and Irma.

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What governments can learn from the original Russian cyber attack

Ten years after Estonia's networks came under siege from a Russian botnet, a group of officials gathered to discuss how the incident helped shape the future of cyber warfare.

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FAA's plan to accelerate drone integration

FAA wants companies and local governments to work together on tests to support more low-altitude commercial drone use.

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Where should agencies look for innovation?

John Kammerer, NSA's technical director of high performance computing solutions, wants the federal government to pay more attention to startups.

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Lawmakers look to keep close tabs on VA's health record switch

A bipartisan quartet of lawmakers introduced legislation that would compel the Department of Veterans Affairs to document how it plans to implement its new electronic health record system.

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Why GAO nixed the Census mobile deal

Census made several key slipups in its decision to award a $283 million mobile device contract for the 2020 population count, according to the Government Accountability Office.

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Nominations for the 2018 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted, and are due by Dec. 23. 

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