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Senate appropriators ramp up cyber at DHS

In response to growing threats to federal information systems, a draft funding bill for DHS looks to elevate the agency's cybersecurity mission.

U.S. indicts three hackers linked to APT3

Federal authorities indicted three Chinese hackers for operations that allegedly stole trade secrets from corporations.

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Shutdown looming larger amid political fights

The prospect of keeping the government open past the Dec. 8 continuing resolution deadline just got more complicated.

A Consumer Product Safety Commission for cyber?

A former Obama administration cybersecurity official wants a single agency to take the lead on generating and enforcing security standards for technology products.

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GAO: OMB, federal CIO need to be more involved in high-priority IT projects

An audit found that the Office of Management and Budget has discontinued or de-emphasized regular reporting and oversight on high-priority IT projects and could be passing up billions in cost savings across the federal government.

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Lankford cites almost a half-trillion in government waste

A Republican senator's annual government waste report cites IT boondoggles, programs with insufficient oversight and structural impediments to efficient hiring.

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The analog keys to a smart digital strategy

Clear business cases, careful user interviews and strategic outside alliances can be far more important than the technology itself.

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Fallout from Twitter summons reveals widespread CBP violations

The Customs and Border Protection's attempt to out a rogue employee on Twitter earlier this year has revealed other abuses of authority, a watchdog finds.

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$50B Alliant 2 brings big management challenges

With 61 vendors and counting on GSA's newest governmentwide acquisition contract award, effective management is key to making Alliant 2 work for agencies and industry alike.

State CIO to step down

Frontis Wiggins will retire from federal service after a 32-year career.

Should Congress protect agricultural data?

Health and finanical information are subject to special treatment under the law -– and some experts are wondering if agricultural data should get similar protection.

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A modest proposal to improve government IT

Alan Balutis and Don Upson debate the wisdom of a cabinet-level IT shop -- and a thorough reorganization of about a dozen other agencies.

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