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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.

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Fed IT suffers under divided government

Federal investment in new, more effective IT can wither when the political atmosphere in Washington is sharply divided, according to a new study.

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CRS fact-checks Trump claim of ICE endorsement

A Congressional Research Service legal sidebar explains why campaign trail claims that ICE endorsed Donald Trump for president are not accurate.

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The IT ambitions of USDA

Fiscal 2017 IT budget plans detail how the Agriculture Department aims to be a powerhouse in network and financial services.

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What a Senate flip could mean for feds and IT

If Democrats take control of the Senate, it will mean big changes at key committees and could prove to be a big deal for federal workforce and IT issues.

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Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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