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Trump names interim VA chief

Robert Wilkie is stepping aside from his role as acting secretary of Veterans Affairs while the Senate considers his nomination.

DHS cyber shop continues to push rebrand

The National Protection and Programs Directorate wants to change its name to match its focus on cross-cutting infrastructure threats.

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Will an IT update revamp government?

Reimagined tech and modernization funds can accomplish only so much if policies and processes don't keep pace.

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How much will Trump's orders affect the current workforce?

President Donald Trump signed three executive orders designed to make it easier to fire poor-performing civil servants and reduce official time spent on union activities while looking to agencies to renegotiate union contracts.

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The evolving role of the CIO

The CIO job has come a long way since the Clinger Cohen Act, but modernization, politics and bureaucratic sprawl continue to shape the position in ways both good and bad.

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DOD CIO says there can't be one cloud to rule them all

Dana Deasy told Congress at a FITARA hearing that when it comes to cloud, "there is no such thing as one solution."

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Army looks to retool risk management

Col. Donald Bray, the Army's acting cyber director, explained how the service is adapting the Defense Department’s risk management framework guidance to fit its operational needs.

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Trump can't block Twitter critics, judge rules

A federal judge took the side of First Amendment advocates and blocked social media users in a ruling that sets limits on what public officials can do to curate their Twitter accounts.

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USDS to certify new acquisition specialty

The U.S. Digital Service is adding a digital services contracting certification to create a cadre of "technology acquisition mavericks."

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CIOs push back on FITARA scores

Officials at two agencies with low Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act grades pushed back on their scores and outlined their future modernization plans before a House panel.

CDM acquisition gets simpler

The General Services Administration is building more flexibility into the acquisition vehicles for cybersecurity services that are part of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program.

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FITARA grades continue their slide

More agencies' grades dropped on the sixth Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard.

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