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IRS IT contracts could leak sensitive info, says watchdog

The IRS needs to implement more controls for IT contracts to meet federal requirements to protect agency systems and sensitive information.

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Why cyber needs to be front and center in the transition

Experts warn that past transitions have ignored the lessons learned by outgoing administrations, and the stakes are so high now that the Trump Administration needs to heed the advice of Obama's cyber officials.

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CTOs can't agree on what CTOs do

What does a federal chief technology officer do? It depends.

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In tumultuous election, familiar faces on Capitol Hill remain

Alongside a presidential race that defied pundits' predictions, a few key players in the federal IT and oversight world won new terms in Congress.

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Bills at the ready to achieve Trump's workforce goals

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised to institute a federal hiring freeze and reduce the workforce through attrition. Here's how it might happen.

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GAO sustains protest in National Guard IT contract

The government watchdog upheld the protest of a 2015 IT services contract, because the contracting agency failed to consider a conflict of interest and pricing problems.

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IG: USPS at risk of unauthorized network access

The U.S. Postal Service does not know how many internet-facing hosts it has, lacks adequate firewall protections and is therefore vulnerable to unwanted network intrusions.

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What it takes to review 650,000 emails

Although Donald Trump argued it wasn't possible to review 650,000 emails in eight days, cyber forensics experts said it's quite common.

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What the next president needs to do on cyber

No matter who wins the election, there are key opportunities to expand on current efforts to secure and defend federal networks and critical infrastructure.

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FBI warns of continuing botnet strikes

FBI cautioned private industry that the immense DDOS attack that brought down internet services across a wide swath of the U.S. in October will persist.

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White House makes final push to streamline federal hiring

The directors of OMB and OPM sent a memo to federal agencies with three objectives for improving their hiring processes.

White House opens Code.gov repository

The Obama administration has launched a central code resource for digital tool development as part of its open source software policy.