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What are agencies doing with IT money they're saving?

GAO says 24 federal agencies saved $3.6 billion between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2014, and need to keep better track of how they reinvest those savings.

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The brave new world of cyber insurance

Getting cyber insurance is a "last line of defense" that can also help secure a company before a hack even happens. But the industry needs more information, and Uncle Sam might have a big role to play.

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How OPM hopes to cultivate cyber talent

A partnership with truED allows feds to take online courses at substantially reduced rates.

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GOP bird dogging OPM's IT upgrade

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz is focusing his scrutiny on a giant modernization project which, according to OPM's inspector general, lacks funding and good management.

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IRS hacks, college data, IoT warnings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The tricky relationship between agencies and startups

Eastern Foundry works to train the leaders of new companies and help them connect with federal agencies, but it's an often rocky road.

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NS 2020 notice, IARPA winners, NASA goes 4K and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Intel chiefs say cyber norms, deterrence strategy still elusive

DNI James Clapper told lawmakers that absent a clear U.S. cyber deterrence policy, hacks of the magnitude of the OPM intrusion will continue.

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GAO dings IRS, Secret Service techs-up for pope and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Soloway leaving PSC

After 15 years leading the Professional Services Council, Stan Soloway is making time for another act in his career.

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Obama orders sick leave for federal contractors

Executive order marks the president's 13th expansion of benefits and protections for the contractor workforce.

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What CIOs really study

A degree in IT or administration can help, but top CIOs have degrees in everything from religious studies to zoology.