Denise Turner Roth.

Roth's SAM deadline paves way for confirmation

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth informed Sen. Claire McCaskill that the System for Award Management is scheduled for integration on Aug. 23, 2017.

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OPM breach notifications, round two

New contracting papers show the feds are trying to avoid repeating the mistakes of the first round of OPM breach notifications.

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IGs: Administration stymies access

Access to material need to conduct investigations has been curtailed since President Barack Obama took office, says the Justice Department IG.

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Cyber sprint laggards tell their stories (anonymously)

Energy, Justice and Education posted three of the worst performances on the recent results from the federal government's 30-day cyber sprint. What gives? And are the numbers really that important?

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Work, Kendall talk tech superiority with DIUX leadership

The deputy Defense secretary and top acquisition official met Aug. 4 with the heads of DOD's new Silicon Valley outreach office.

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VA launches cyber squad

The new Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy Team will be led by Susan McHugh-Polley, a senior executive program manager at Veterans Affairs.

FCC CIO David Bray and U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.

Top feds talk agile

Federal leaders discussed agile's promise and the notion that the government-changing approach could yield positive results far beyond IT – if feds can stomach it.

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ITAPS recommends vast changes to federal cybersecurity policy

Among the suggestions from the Information Technology Industry Council's public sector division was establishing a permanent administration role that directs cyber activities across the government.

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An explainer on containers

If containers continue to advance into federal enterprise IT, they could spell the end of monolithic legacy applications.

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A vote of confidence for USPTO telework

After questions were raised about a pioneering agency's productivity, an outside review suggests improvements -- but declares the telework program essentially sound.

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OMB developing cyber guidance for contractors

New guidelines will be aimed at bolstering contractor cybersecurity in the wake of breaches that originated with vendors.

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Buy or build? For IT, it's custom vs. COTS

It's a timeless question — and the answer might not be as clear-cut as agencies think.