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DHS considers flexible hiring paths for cyber talent

Homeland Security IT managers want more flexible hiring that will allow it to develop a more robust cybersecurity and IT workforce.

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GAO: Data problems could be costing feds billions

A new report attributes many federal agency redundancies to a failure to manage, or even collect, the right data.

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House panel advances Email Privacy Act

The act would update a 30-year-old law to require the government to use a warrant to force tech firms to turn over their customers' stored electronic communications.

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CIO Scott surprised by crisp pace of FITARA implementation

With the majority of agency FITARA implementation plans approved and posted, the federal CIO said the process of reimagining federal IT management has gone more smoothly than expected.

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Why USAJobs needs an overhaul

A Senate roundtable examined the deficiencies of the USAJobs website and offered solutions to modernize the federal government's HR front door.

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House, Senate committees back $4.2B for IT at VA

House and Senate appropriations panels approved funding measures that essentially match administration requests for the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Getting FITARA right

It's been nearly 16 months since the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act was signed into law, but there's still much to do on the implementation front.

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IRS systems still vulnerable to cyber criminals

Government auditors told Congress that the IRS systems continue to show significant information security weaknesses.

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Federal CIO: Hire faster, from every discipline

Federal CIO Tony Scott said getting new people -- and new roles -- into government as soon as possible is critical, and when it comes to cybersecurity, a range of disciplines is ideal.

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Hurd warns against rigid IT budgeting

Rep. Will Hurd told FCW that the notion that "if you don't spend it, you lose it [is] the wrong kind of incentive to have in purchasing IT goods and services."

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To buy better, government must know what it spends

Agencies can put more money on mission by analyzing accounts payable data. The former leader of the U.K.'s Government Procurement Service explains what it takes.

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DHS helps mobile firm move into GSA's Schedule 70 fast lane

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate helped a small mobile security company join GSA’s largest, most widely used acquisition vehicle in just 35 days.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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