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How vulnerable are contractors when it comes to data breaches?

A survey of more than 1,200 public sector contractors found that healthcare, defense and IT contractors lead vendors in reported incidents since 2016.

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DOD to clarify its cloud plans with industry day

As industry speculation continues to swirl, the Pentagon's cloud steering group will discuss its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud acquisition.

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GSA to take over IT Dashboard, preps for MGT

The General Services Administration is planning to set up operations to oversee MGT Act implementation, take over the IT Dashboard and expand shared services.

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DHS developing supply chain security initiative

The Department of Homeland Security is turning its focus on supply chain cybersecurity inwards with a new initiative aimed at ensuring security in procurement practices.

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Experts fear Trump budget shortchanges Census

As the Census Bureau looks down the home stretch toward the 2020 population count, experts say the proposed $3.8 billion FY 2019 budget isn't enough.

ATF ballistics database would get budget bump

An underused national ballistics database would get a shot in the arm under the administration's FY19 budget proposal.

President Trump

Trump budget stresses modernization, cyber

The administration rolls out a $210 million IT modernization fund and puts cybersecurity front and center in its $4.4 trillion budget request.

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VA wants new budget line for commercial health record

The Trump administration plans to establish a $1.2 billion account for modernizing electronic health record management at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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DIUx gets a big boost in FY19 budget

The administration signals its commitment to changing DOD's acquisition and IT culture by more than doubling its proposed investment in the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental.

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White House looks to cut workforce, civilian-side funding

As part of its $4.4 trillion budget proposal, the White House is looking to cut retirement benefits for feds and take steps to peg pay to performance.

Federal CIO Suzette Kent

Challenges facing the new CIO

The Trump administration has a blueprint for IT modernization, and the new federal CIO pick Suzette Kent is walking point on the challenge in her first government -- and first tech -- position.

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Congress votes to end overnight shutdown

The Senate and House voted to pass a two-year topline budget agreement and a six-week continuing resolution. after a brief overnight appropriations lapse after midnight Feb. 8.

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