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Embracing failing grades and moving forward

After an abysmal performance on the FITARA scorecard, some CIOs are owning their terrible grades and focusing on how to make improvements.

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What CIOs need to lead innovation

A new study details the obstacles to CIO-enable innovation in government -- and spotlights ways to overcome them.

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The big freeze at DOT

Department of Transportation CIO Richard McKinney is using his FITARA hammer to halt purchasing until he gets spending plans that show him what the heck is going on.

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EPA broke the law with social media push, says GAO

By deploying social tools without the proper attribution and linking to outside web pages with political calls to action, the EPA stands accused of violating rules against "covert propaganda" and lobbying.

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Cyber to hitch a ride on must-pass spending bill

Landmark cybersecurity legislation was included in the omnibus spending bill to fund the government through fiscal year 2016, but some privacy advocates are still determined to oppose the measure.

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Executive order pushes SES overhaul

The White House issued sweeping requirements that will affect the entire professional life cycle of federal leaders.

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Cybersecurity isn't just about money, OPM adviser says

OPM cyber guru Clifton Triplett wants agencies to make better use of the people and tools they already have.

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Agencies: Get ready to see more of OMB in 2016

The Office of Management and Budget is planning more of a hands-on approach to agencies' tech and will be updating policies and focusing on cybersecurity in the coming year.

Air Force closes in on new directive for IT governance

Lisa Disbrow, President Obama's choice for the post of Undersecretary of the Air Force, updated a Senate panel on the Air Force's IT plans at her nomination hearing.

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Hurd urges changes to Visa Waiver Program

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), one of leading tech experts on Capitol Hill, is looking to pressure European allies to disclose more data to the Visa Waiver Program.

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Chaffetz renews call for OPM CIO's resignation

The chairman of the House oversight committee is once again calling for OPM CIO Donna Seymour's resignation after an IG report said the agency violated federal acquisition policies in awarding a credit-monitoring contract.

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The limits (and myths) of security

Five principles for securing government information systems can help agencies better understand and manage risk.