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Can better personnel management smooth presidential transitions?

When the next U.S. President takes office in January 2017, he or she will inherit a sprawling and complex bureaucracy that will need an injection of talent at the highest levels. Are there new and better ways to make that happen?

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Could proposed legislation make cars MORE susceptible to hackers?

A bill intended to protect vehicles against cyberattacks could have the exact opposite effect, FTC and NHTSA officials warn legislators.

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Obama vetos NDAA, new governance for shared services and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OMB rolls out proposed A-130 changes

The Office of Management and Budget's A-130, a 15-year-old computer security guidelines document for federal agencies, is getting a refresh in light of new law and policy.

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OMB preps cyber sprint follow-up

The pending Cyber Security Implementation Plan from OMB could lean on key programs such as Einstein 3A and Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation.

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Better Census testing, CDM training and car-data privacy concerns

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How the Data Act reveals what agencies don't know

Can centralized, standardized looks at agencywide data uncover challenges and opportunities that have always been lurking?

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Why FITARA is more about management than IT

As agencies work to comply with new IT acquisition law, federal CIO Tony Scott says the big question marks are about management, not technical IT issues.

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Professionalizing cyber means new workforce standards

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education wants to get everyone speaking the same language on cybersecurity education and jobs.

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Exclusive: Official documents, interviews reveal scope of OPM’s financial woes

The Office of Personnel Management, an agency beleaguered by cyber intrusions and challenged by legacy IT systems, is struggling to come up with the money it needs for crucial IT modernization projects worth at least $117 million, according to agency documents obtained by FCW.

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NASA's daily dose of Earth, sorta-secret GAO reports and an IG's public plea

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA issues RFP for EIS telecom contract

The wait is over: After years of preparation, the government's $50 billion telecom RFP has hit the street.