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Federal networks susceptible to router hacks, DHS says

A newly released report and binding operational directive dating back to 2016 reveals alarm from DHS about network infrastructure security.

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FBI taps veteran agent to head IT shop

The FBI named John S. Adams to serve as the executive assistant director of its Information and Technology Branch.

DOD scales back $950M cloud agreement

A DIUx-driven Other Transaction Authority agreement with REAN Cloud that had been DOD-wide will now be limited to U.S. Transportation Command, and given a much lower ceiling of $65 million.

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CBP closes in on completing 17-year multibillion IT project

Customs and Border Protection is nearing the end of development of one of the most complex IT systems in the federal government.

Lawmaker looks to boost FTC power in data breach enforcement

California Democrat Ted Lieu wants to expand the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to take action against companies who lose their consumer data in security breaches.

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IG to investigate FEMA IT management

DHS' internal watchdog is planning to dig into FEMA's IT management practices, due to concerns it was misled by FEMA leadership about progress on IT management goals.

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Meet the 7 leaders who will be steering modernization dollars

The Office of Management and Budget announced the first members of the Technology Modernization Fund Board.

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NGA previews acquisition overhaul

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is looking to revamp its acquisition process to lean heavily on small businesses and agile spending authorities.

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HR managers want fewer regs, more tech to make hires

As the typical time to hire continues to creep upward, federal managers voiced their support for fewer hiring rules and regulations, more hiring fairs and better uses of tech and data in the process.

Senate panel takes up DHS authorization

Senate Homeland Security Committee is lining up a DHS authorization bill for next week that includes a proposal to reorganize the agency's cybersecurity operation.

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Could SCOTUS break the cloud?

In oral arguments on a critical data access case, the Supreme Court justices examined whether a 1986 communications privacy statute can be adapted to cloud computing.

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Contractors gripe about DHS clearance woes

Varied and uneven security clearance processes for contractors across DHS components are leading to confusion and problems for vendors, industry experts told a congressional panel.

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