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Citizens losing satisfaction with feds, but web services fare OK

Online tools helped buoy sinking satisfaction levels as 2015 saw federal customers growing less and less pleased with what Uncle Sam had to offer.

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Congress wants answers on Juniper breach

Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are asking leaders of major federal agencies to produce any evidence that they used the compromised Juniper products.

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Ben Carson calls for a moon shot in cyberspace

The Republican presidential hopeful wants to create a National Cyber Security Administration to focus on cyberthreats.

Why the $300 million software project needs to go extinct

Private-sector innovation could send massive, failure-prone projects the way of the dinosaur if federal agencies are willing and able to seize the opportunity, says one leading CIO.

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ACT-IAC survey offers new cybersecurity ideas

The organization has gathered 200 ideas on securing government networks and managing cybersecurity policy and operations.

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Pentagon delays cyber contracting requirements

The two-year delay will give contractors time to adapt to a shifting landscape in cybersecurity requirements that has been characterized as a maze of piecemeal regulations.

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OPM adds new cyber education program for feds and families

The federal government is looking to fill its own cybersecurity needs by offering discounted online degree programs.

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VA chief lays out 2016 priorities, including IT improvements

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald touted IT achievements in 2015 and laid out 12 priorities for 2016 in an appearance before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

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Broadcasting Board of Governors lacks cyber reporting system, IG says

The State Department's inspector general criticized the Broadcasting Board of Governors for failing to meet federal standards in cyber incident response.

Senate panel complains of slow progress at DHS on biometric exit tracking

Lawmakers grilled officials on the slow pace of progress in setting up a system to gather details on foreign visitors when they leave the U.S.

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Time to measure the White House drapes for the next occupant

A new center to support the presidential transition officially launched Jan. 20, a year ahead of the next inauguration.

Big Data

Government data is 'weird'

The mandated dive into government data is revealing surprising value to agencies, but it comes with rigorous reporting that runs deeper than a typical audit.