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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.


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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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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Procurement priorities take cues from commercial space

Acquisition policy is focusing on more transparent, innovative buying methods that take cues from commercial markets.

IG: Silos contributing to DHS immigration woes

An audit found that DHS is struggling to implement a unified immigration strategy and pointed to a series of breakdowns that illustrate a lack of communication and coordination between different offices.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

Whitehouse renews call for cyber IG

One lawmaker thinks it's time for a dedicated inspector general with the authority to do penetration testing of federal agency networks and systems.

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U.S. ports lack key cyber tools

The NotPetya attack in June that briefly crippled shipping giant Maersk is a reminder that maritime cybersecurity vulnerability is a problem with global reach.

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IG: EPA infosec needs better management

The EPA's internal watchdog praised the agency's information security program, but says improved management and training program are required to protect data.

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Agile at scale

Federal agencies are embracing agile development, but new ways of thinking are needed to make it work at government scale.

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Congress passes budget plan without steep cuts to federal retirement plans

The House narrowly approved a budget blueprint that omitted deep cuts to federal retirement benefits initially sought by conservatives on Capitol Hill.

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Can dark fiber help secure the energy grid?

Sen. Bill Cassidy is interested in the possibility of legislation to support an isolated networks that can conceal and protect the electric grid.

Dr. John Zangardi, principal deputy CIO, Department of Defense

Acting DOD tech chief tapped for DHS CIO post

President Donald Trump selects a longtime DOD tech hand for the DHS CIO job 12 weeks after a New York hedge fund CISO abruptly left the post.

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