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Treasury 'on track' to hit Data Act milestones

Despite concerns, Treasury Department officials said they are on schedule to publish agency spending data by the May 2017 deadline.

Workforce tops cyber commission to-do list

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity has completed its public hearings and turns to the tough task of agreeing on recommendations.

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There's lots of ambiguity in agencies' embrace of agile

GAO report warns that OMB's unclear guidance on agile development is interfering with agencies' ability to report on the status of such projects.

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Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

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New policy on encryption appears unlikely

The director of the National Security Agency and the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence told a Senate panel that encryption issues would continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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Why contract language matters with cloud

GSA's FedRAMP is a good starting point for cloud security, but experts say agencies must fine-tune their arrangements with vendors by using service-level agreements.

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Managing the transition

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service wants the next administration to treat government as an integrated enterprise and tap the existing talent pool.

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GSA retools Schedule 70 for cyber

Government technology purchasers using GSA's Schedule 70 have new options for acquiring cybersecurity services.

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What a December CR means for federal workers

Capitol Hill leaders plan to seek a temporary funding measure to keep the government open through Dec. 9, a move that will have consequences for the federal workforce.

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New CISO faces tough sprint

Greg Touhill, the first governmentwide CISO, will have a long task list and a short window of time as the Obama administration enters its last four months.

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Are NIST's privacy controls out of date?

Federal chief privacy officers are charged with ensuring that agencies store data legally and safely, but some are concerned that their policy guidelines are outmoded.

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Johnson: Cyber reorg should be priority for next Congress

The long-planned reorganization and upgrade of DHS' primary cybersecurity office should be a top priority for the next Congress, the DHS secretary said.

The Fed 100

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

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