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White House's IT policy deadline looms

Administration will collect comments on a draft plan to rethink federal IT through Sept. 20, leading to a final report and a year-long flurry of activity to consolidate networks and develop new cloud policy.

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CIO Council to host governmentwide tech recruiting event

The Federal CIO Council is hosting a governmentwide hiring event to help bridge the government’s tech and cyber skills gap.

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Senators gear up for government reorg

With agencies' draft reorganization plans due at the end of the month, senators want to focus on legislative solutions to the low-hanging fruit for improving agency efficiencies.

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Census delays field IT contract award

As key field tests for the 2020 enumeration approaches, the Census Bureau announced it was going to be later than expected with a key contract award on field IT.

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Military IT chiefs want combat-ready infrastructure

Army CIO Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher said current DOD networks aren't necessarily what's required for the next conflict.

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Will states' ACA tech be ready for November open enrollment?

The Government Accountability Office warns that the federal government may have limited visibility into state marketplace systems.

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Federal CISOs want more education and training to help boost incident response

To get ahead of cyberthreats, agency CIOs and CISOs want to focus on reducing response times from weeks and months to minutes.

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CenturyLink delays Level 3 acquisition

EIS contract winners CenturyLink and Level 3 pushed their acquisition plans back a month for a California utilities commission approval, but don't expect it to affect planning.

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USDA looks to cut CIOs as part of reorg

The Department of Agriculture is looking to cut down on the number of agency CIOs in the name of efficiency and better communication across mission areas.

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Civilian agencies guard their coffers as cuts loom

On a recent earnings call, a CEO at a top federal contractor said that federal civilian customers are reacting to budget pressures by holding back spending, but said there is "continual demand" to upgrade IT.

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Most agencies 'not planning' to meet OMB data center goals, GAO says

One year out from FITARA's expiration, GAO found the vast majority of agencies are not on track with the law's data center optimization requirements.

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Hacking the human component of cyber readiness

The DOD knows information-sharing is key to being ready for the next big cyberattack. But attracting and retaining talent to facilitate it proves challenging.