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Pentagon chief: 2017 budget includes $7B for cyber

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the money would be used to better train cybersecurity personnel and develop more offensive tools.

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Obama seeks $4B to train the techies of tomorrow

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $4 billion to fund his new Computer Science for All initiative for public schools.

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GAO frets about ambiguity in Data Act standards

The Government Accountability Office says some data element definitions offered by Treasury and OMB are potentially unclear, inconsistent and open to interpretation.

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Fear of lost privacy costs lives

A former CTO for the Veterans Affairs Department argues for the embrace of electronic health records.

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GSA inches towards making acquisition data public

After a year-long soft launch of its acquisition gateway portal to federal users, the agency is preparing to open its doors to public users.

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Cautious enthusiasm for OMB's mobile consolidation plan

Federal CIOs and industry analysts see potential savings -- and potential problems -- with an emerging OMB policy that would compel agency IT managers to use GSA's mobile contracts.

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Schedule 70 sees growth in fiscal 2015

After a slowdown in previous years, GSA's biggest, most widely used contracting vehicle experienced modest growth in fiscal 2015, according to its manager.

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Ben Carson calls for a moon shot in cyberspace

The Republican presidential hopeful wants to create a National Cyber Security Administration to focus on cyberthreats.

Why the $300 million software project needs to go extinct

Private-sector innovation could send massive, failure-prone projects the way of the dinosaur if federal agencies are willing and able to seize the opportunity, says one leading CIO.


New contracting rule targets confidentiality agreements

A proposed change to the Federal Acquisition Regulation would eliminate confidentialy agreements that could potentially stifle whistleblowers.

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ACT-IAC survey offers new cybersecurity ideas

The organization has gathered 200 ideas on securing government networks and managing cybersecurity policy and operations.

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Pentagon delays cyber contracting requirements

The two-year delay will give contractors time to adapt to a shifting landscape in cybersecurity requirements that has been characterized as a maze of piecemeal regulations.

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