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Gridlock on cyber laws likely to persist

As the nature and variety of cyber crime around the world continue to grow, the DOJ warns U.S. laws are lagging, and experts say Congress is unlikely to catch up anytime soon.

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What does a military boss mean for DHS?

Former DHS managers say John Kelly is a solid choice to lead the agency, but he faces some of the same old challenges -- and could encounter some steep learning curves.

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5 best practices for agile procurement

As federal CIOs make the shift from managing infrastructure to managing applications, they also need to change their mindset about procurement.

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Are agencies ready for the Data Act?

With the financial reporting requirements of the Data Act set to take effect in May 2017, a key oversight panel voiced concerns over agencies' progress.

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How will Trump tackle legacy IT?

In order to advance policy priorities, the next administration will have to navigate a government that is both reliant on and slowed by legacy IT. Exactly how remains an open question.

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Why the federal CISO can't sleep

Federal cybersecurity officials are incorporating advice from the industry advisory group NSTAC into incident response policy.

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Making a market for shared services

OMB and GSA have spent the last year bringing structure to agencies' back-office system needs. Now they have to keep it moving for the next administration.

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Gen. John Kelly picked to head DHS under Trump

The president-elect has selected another retired Marine general for his cabinet -- John F. Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security.

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Dems push for Russia hacking investigation

The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and others in Congress including one top Republican want to air allegations of Russian cyber interference in the U.S. elections. President-elect Trump has dismissed the assertions by U.S. spies as politically motivated.

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Agencies still aren't acing FITARA

Twelve of the 24 CFO Act agencies governed by FITARA improved their grades on the latest scorecard.

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GSA adds data security solutions to Schedule 70

The agency says Adobe’s electronic signature solutions and other tools will help agencies manage a broad list of federal security requirements.

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Congressman pushes Obama on cyber deterrence policy

The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee says one of the remaining imperatives for the President Obama is to develop a cyber deterrence strategy and pass it forward to the Trump Administration along with a host of other cyber challenges.