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National Security Agency

NSA overhaul includes acquisition

"We increasingly need to reach out to commercial companies," many of which are unfamiliar with federal acquisition regulations, said Jennifer Walsmith, NSA's senior acquisition executive.

Jeh Johnson

Einstein, cyber workforce priorities for DHS chief

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson hopes to build his legacy by shoring up the cyber workforce and driving management reforms.

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VA makes awards in $22B IT contract

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced 21 contract awards on its Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation acquisition program.

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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.

Kay Ely

GSA seeks manager for Schedule 70 IT contract

The General Services Administration is searching new leadership for it largest IT purchasing program, and separately named an agency IT Category executive.

OMB tightens hold on data center policy

Superseding the 2010 memo on data center consolidation, a new draft guidance would elevate emphasis on cloud, shared services and savings.

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Pentagon releases cyber implementation plan

The plan prioritizes identity authentication, reducing DOD networks’ attack surface, device hardening, and aligning computer network defenders with DOD IT systems and networks.

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When agile development is change management in disguise

The current and former heads of 18F agree that when it comes to digital services, the tech is often secondary at best.

Ernest Moniz

Energy Dept. seeks $83M increase to harden grid against cyberattack

The Department of Energy has requested an $83 million increase in funding to modernize the US electrical grid, the largest increase for any DOE research and development initiative.

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Why encryption is inevitable

In a new white paper on encryption, the Chertoff Group argues that law enforcement access to encrypted products would open a Pandora's box of problems.

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Rung: Federal category managers are getting right to work

The 10 recently named federal category managers are meeting with industry and each other to hone buying oversight strategies.

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Comey seeks $85M boost for FBI cyber

Most of that additional money will go toward buying better IT and providing cybersecurity training, Comey told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.

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