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DHS: Agencies need greater authority to protect tech supply chain

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security told a congressional committee that they would support additional authorities to better emphasize security in technology supply chain management throughout the federal government.

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Official: Outdated classification system near the breaking point

In a new report, the chief of the Information Security Oversight Office warns that the system by which critical security information is created, classified and shared is overburdened by a reliance on paper, legacy policies and incompatible tech.

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Is leadership churn limiting agency effectiveness?

Turnover in the Trump administration is at historic levels, which takes a toll on the ability of agencies to execute on their missions.

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Senators vexed by slow pace of Spectre/Meltdown disclosures

At a Senate hearing, lawmakers expressed frustration about delays in notifying government about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, and they want to see a change industry's approach after discovering flaws.

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DOD CIO hits pause on JEDI cloud acquisition

Dana Deasy set cloud as his office's top priority. But when it comes to the JEDI request for proposal, he's directed staff to "pause" to compile a comprehensive review.

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The government reorganization plan: There may be a pony in there after all

Attention and criticism have focused on the proposed org-chart changes, Alan Balutis notes, but the real opportunities lie elsewhere.

DOJ backtracks on linking OPM hack to loan fraud case

The Justice Department acknowledged that a news release connecting a loan fraud case with the massive data theft of employee data at OPM was "premature."

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DISA turns to OTA for background-investigation platform

A prototype aims to provide an "integrated case management solution" as a shared service for investigative users.

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DOD releases new digital engineering strategy

The strategy emphasizes the need for culture shift, formalized development processes and innovation to modernize legacy defense systems.

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GSA looking for new telecom director

The General Services Administration wants to fill a senior executive position that provides strategic vision for its Telecommunications Services program.

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OPM tells agencies how to implement workforce orders

The White House rolled out procedures it requires agencies to use to implement three executive orders aimed at performance improvement, dismissal of problem employees and managing unions.

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EPA needs to manage contractors better, says Hill panel

Three senior Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee want the Environmental Protection Agency to get a better handle on its contractor workforce.

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