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7 things no one tells a new CIO

What current and former CIOs wish they'd known before they jumped into an agency job.

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CIO shuffle: Senior tech leaders detailed to OPM, OMB

Deputy CIOs at DHS and OMB detailed to temporary positions, as part of a move to fill an IT leadership gap at the Office of Personnel Management.

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CIA appoints new CIO

Doug Wolfe, credited with executing on the CIA's move to the cloud, takes another senior role at the agency. John Edwards is his replacement as CIO.

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Oversight Committee investigates DHS senior staff for improper email practices

A House panel is probing 29 DHS senior officials, including Secretary Jeh Johnson, for allegedly violating a department-wide ban on personal email access at work.

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Crypto battle presents 'hard choices,' says federal CIO

Federal CIO Tony Scott favors strong encryption, but sees a place for "narrow exceptions" for law enforcement.

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The OI&T transformation at VA

LaVerne H. Council, the top tech official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, explains how the Office of Information and Technology is modernizing culture, processes and capabilities to create a a world-class, customer-focused and veteran-centered service organization.

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The topics Obama plans to hit -- and avoid -- at SXSW

The presidential call to action will likely skirt encryption and hiring and instead ask techies to dip into government on a short-term basis.

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NSS Labs CEO: U.S. has unilaterally disarmed in cyberspace

In a recent interview, NSS Labs CEO Vikram Phatak discussed a range of topics, including Apple vs. FBI and the lack of operational experience among U.S. government hackers.

President Obama at SXSW in Austin, Texas, March 11, 2016. Photo from WH.GOV video stream.

Obama warns against 'absolutist' positions on encryption

The White House had said Obama would not weigh in on the Apple case, but he spoke at length on the issue of encryption in the first visit by a sitting president to the South by Southwest festival.

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New manager to steer IT categories at GSA

Veteran IT planner Bill Zielinski will direct category management solutions for GSA's IT acquisition services as the agency moves closer to its category-focused goals.

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DOJ official, former counterterror czar spar over Apple

The court order is a dangerous effort to compel speech in the form of writing software code, said Richard Clarke, a former White House counterterrorism adviser.

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The Pentagon wants to be hacked -- and learn from it

DOD has its own "red teams" that probe sensitive defense networks for vulnerabilities, but the Hack the Pentagon initiative goes a significant step further by inviting private-sector hackers to get out their digital scalpels.

The Fed 100

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

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