Management


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GSA seeks manager for Schedule 70 IT contract

The General Services Administration is searching new leadership for it largest IT purchasing program, and separately named an agency IT Category executive.

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HHS closes FISMA gaps, but cyber risks remain

The Department of Health and Human Services is improving its cybersecurity posture, but an audit finds room for improvement.

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Navy workforce memo separates cyber from IT

A recent policy memo from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus differentiates the IT and cybersecurity workforces.

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McCaul floats encryption commission to Silicon Valley

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, took a humble tack at RSA, saying that, "most members [of Congress] don’t understand what encryption is."

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Free online initiative trains feds in agile

An online course offered by the Agile Government Leadership network and developed by one of the co-founders of 18F provides feds with hands-on experience running an agile project.

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GAO cites progress and challenges on FDCCI

GAO said agencies have made progress on data center consolidation but lamented that some of them lack savings goals.

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When agile development is change management in disguise

The current and former heads of 18F agree that when it comes to digital services, the tech is often secondary at best.

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Lawmakers seek controls for access to geolocation data

The Department of Justice is resisting calls from some members of Congress to use warrants to access historical geolocation data.

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Senators seek to foster governmentwide approach to IoT

A new bill would create a framework for discussing policy for the growing Internet of Things space.

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Visa Waiver Program now includes daily database check

More frequent database checks for Visa Waiver Program applicants is helping to prevent a potential blind spot, CBP's chief said.

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GSA's Roth quizzed over IT modernization fund

Lawmakers are unsure whether the $3.1 billion plan to fund a rolling governmentwide tech refresh is a good bet.

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Congress weighs in on FBI-Apple dispute

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle had serious questions about whether the FBI should be able to compel Apple to build software to support its investigative efforts.

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