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Congress needs to catch up on cybersecurity issues

The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Congress is lagging on issues such as encryption and securing energy grids from cyberattacks.

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McCaul adviser sees digital security commission launching soon

Legislation to establish a commission on encryption and other security issues "is going to happen," said Col. Andrea Thompson, a national security adviser to the House Homeland Security Committee.

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FBI seeks CIO

Whoever takes the gig will be called on to carry the FBI forward in an era of cloud computing and data center consolidation.

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Jeb Bush plans to hold government IT managers accountable

In an op-ed for Business Insider, the GOP presidential candidate called for "the federal government must put its own house in order, prioritizing to reflect the urgency and importance of protecting key databases and communications."

White House joins Snapchat

The most social media-savvy U.S. president in history joined video messenger app Snapchat, but is not yet down with Peach.

Fed 100 - Submit your Nomination

The final day for Federal 100 nominations!

Move quickly -- the deadline for nominations is 6pm today.

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Truly committing to innovation and the cloud

Government's success is enabled by using contracting practices that reward rather than discourage new ideas and approaches.

Fed 100 - Submit your Nomination

Deadline extended for Federal 100 nominations!

You now have until Monday, Jan. 4, to get them in. Happy holidays!

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What's coming from FedRAMP, 18F and USAJobs

GSA's Phaedra Chrousos discussed a wide range of possible revamps at a recent gathering of contract professionals.

President Barack Obama

Executive order pushes SES overhaul

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

White House nominates new deputy director at OMB

President Barack Obama will nominate a permanent deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget.

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Former State Dept. official cops to cyberstalking scheme

A former State Department employee pleaded guilty to computer hacking, cyberstalking and "sextortion" while based at the U.S. embassy in London.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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