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Town halls aren't fixing DHS

Employees throughout the Homeland Security Department's diverse components are less engaged than feds in any other agency. Is it a leadership problem?

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Senator looks to counter botnets

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) teased plans for legislation against the scourge of botnets at a Georgetown appearance.

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Officials talk candidly about workforce cyber hygiene

Better governance, improved accountability and more training are needed to improve cybersecurity.

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GSA sets summer expectations for EIS, Alliant 2

GSA has given vendors a heads-up on the next steps for its $50 billion EIS telecom contract and the Alliant RFPs.

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Federal CIO: IT fund would shake up appropriations process

The $3.1 billion revolving IT fund proposed by the White House would jump-start the projects most in need of funding and would not preclude other investments, federal CIO Tony Scott said.

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Key IT bills show signs of strength in Congress

Two key IT modernization bills could move in Congress, despite the compressed legislative calendar and the politically charged election year.

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Can the Pentagon keep up with rivals in tech?

Leading Defense Department officials warned lawmakers that global rivals could be outpacing the U.S. when it comes to accelerating military technology development.

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Teamwork could lure women to cyber careers

Emphasizing the collaborative nature of cybersecurity work may prove a key lure to draw women into the male-dominated profession, according to one study.

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Can the Fed do a better job protecting embargoed economic data?

An IG audit suggested ways the Fed could better safeguard economic data shared with reporters in special agency "lockup rooms."

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Candidate to head Library of Congress pledges modernization

President Obama's choice to lead the Library of Congress told lawmakers that she planned to lead a technological transformation of the institution.

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Government only as transparent as its technology, advocates say

A FOIA advisory committee is recommending that government update fee guidelines and permit agencies to release documents via email.

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Can federal agencies hit their Data Act deadlines?

Agencies have a May 2017 deadline to get their financial data online in standardized form. According to officials charged with implementing the law, it's unclear if everyone is going to make it.