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White House pushes back on cyber strategy demand

President Trump indicates he's opposed to a congressional demand for a cybersecurity strategy in the 2018 defense bill.

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Shakeup at TTS as Murphy takes over GSA

Long-time acquisition expert Emily Murphy takes over GSA, as new leaders move into key spots in the Federal Acquisition Service.

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Agencies link reorgs with employee engagement

While workforce reduction and civilian agency budget cuts seemingly run counter to improving workforce morale, human resources officials are looking to tie agency reorg plans to employee engagement.

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Are the stars aligning for IT transformation?

The migration from Networx to EIS offers a forcing mechanism for rethinking IT infrastructure — if agencies resist the temptation of "like-for-like" updates.

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Contractor agrees to new security protocols after exposing sensitive DISA data to Russia

Netcracker Technology Corp. signed an agreement to keep U.S. customer data in U.S. systems, settling a case that goes back to the Bush administration.

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Is the FBI investigating Georgia's wiped election server?

Director Christopher Wray declined to answer questions from lawmakers about whether the FBI retained data on a Georgia election server before it was wiped clean by state election officials.

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Essye Miller named acting DOD CIO

Miller currently serves as the DOD's deputy CIO for cybersecurity but will step into the CIO role as John Zangardi heads to DHS.

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Senate bill looks to boost FCC CIO authorities

A bipartisan pair of senators is looking to bolster the Federal Communications Commission CIO’s governance authorities over tech-related decisions.

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Granite State opts out of FirstNet

Although 35 states and territories have decided to join the AT&T-based public safety broadband network, the proposal by Rivada Networks was "far and away our best option," the governor said.

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Feds look to get creative about cyber hiring

Policymakers are keeping an open mind when it comes to improving the cybersecurity workforce.

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What does the future of the SES look like?

Members of the Senior Executive Service wonder what needs to be done to create a pipeline of future leaders.

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Why VA's Cerner deal will cost $10 billion

The program officer in charge of the Department of Veterans Affairs shift to a commercial electronic health record offered some insight into the complexities of the move at a House hearing.

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