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House committee wants details on DOD, DHS West Coast offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is asking for information on the staffing and budget levels at the two agencies' Silicon Valley offices.

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Are CIOs being frank with the IT dashboard?

In a new report, GAO found that CIO assessments of projects on the IT dashboard downplayed risks two-thirds of the time.

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Watchdog: Defense health IT upgrade risks delays

The huge DHMSM electronic health records push could be in danger of delays, according to an inspector general report that looks at cybersecurity, training and legacy system interoperability.

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Rep. Robyn Kelly (D-Ill.)

IT subcommittee seeks GAO probe on VistA upgrade

A pair of IT leaders on Capitol Hill are seeking a GAO probe of efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs homegrown health record system VistA.

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Tech help wanted at OPM

The agency at the center of last summer's breach is officially looking for a new CIO.

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Proposed new HHS CISO role prioritizes security

A bill would elevate the Department of Health and Human Services CISO to be on a par with the CIO. Some in Congress think the move would eliminate a conflict of interest.

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Sandia Labs management contract officially up for grabs

Multiple proposals are expected for the contract to run the Sandia National Laboratories starting in mid-2017.

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Knowledge is power in software purchasing

The agency software inventories required under the draft category management policy will be treasure maps that lead to efficient, effective, streamlined buying and unprecedented savings.

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Email privacy legislation stalls in Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding off on further action on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, as members are divided on warrant standards for email intercepts.

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HR chiefs: President Trump won't cause government exodus

Federal chief human capital officers are keeping their noses to the grindstone -- and trying to keep their employees doing the same -- in preparation for the impending presidential transition.

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IG: OPM still lacking in planning for IT overhaul

The report is the latest in a series of scathing assessments of the Office of Personnel Management's IT practices from the agency's inspector general.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)

Cummings nixes theory that contractor discovered OPM breach

More than a year after the massive hack, a senior lawmaker has determined that the OPM breach was not, in fact, detected by a small business doing a product demonstration.

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