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Why cyber needs to be front and center in the transition

Experts warn that past transitions have ignored the lessons learned by outgoing administrations, and the stakes are so high now that the Trump Administration needs to heed the advice of Obama's cyber officials.

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Transition moves into high gear

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has 73 days to get ready to take over the federal government.

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Palantir ruling could tweak Army's innovation track

Two top Army officials reflect on some of the innovation accomplishments of the Obama administration and the challenges that lie ahead for the incoming Trump administration.

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Can government guide industry to better cyber info-sharing?

The NTIA is hoping to nudge industry to improve collaboration on disclosing cyber vulnerabilities.

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ISPs can help thwart DDoS attacks, but authorities may be lacking

As the recent attack on a key internet support company shut down other major online companies, telecom providers were ready to help but faced a legal obstacle.

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GAO sustains protest in National Guard IT contract

The government watchdog upheld the protest of a 2015 IT services contract, because the contracting agency failed to consider a conflict of interest and pricing problems.

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Innovation in government starts with being intentional

An industry leader argues that it's good to keep the "dinosaurs" on their toes.

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What the next president needs to do on cyber

No matter who wins the election, there are key opportunities to expand on current efforts to secure and defend federal networks and critical infrastructure.

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DHS still waiting on NPPD reorg

It's Critical Infrastructure Month, but DHS cybersecurity officials are wondering about the status of the agency's plan to integrate its cybersecurity division with its infrastructure protection duties.

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DOD, DHS chart paths to acquisition innovation

DOD and DHS are both trying to tap into the best the tech sector has to offer, and each agency has new and experimental contracting mechanisms that are showing signs of short-circuiting existing procedures.

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DHS faces a sea change

Former Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen said DHS must make structural changes so it can improve the way it develops and buys technology.

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Can small agencies piggyback on modernization plans?

Non-CFO Act agencies are not included in the legislation that seeks to update legacy systems, which could create a two-tiered modernization effort.

The Fed 100

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

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