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There’s still hope for IT modernization funding

There is more than one way to pay for modernization efforts at federal agencies.

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Pentagon names firms to run bug bounty program

The Defense Department developed a contract vehicle that will let DOD components launch crowdsourced bug bounty campaigns to identify and remedy vulnerabilities in digital defenses.

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OMB director announces new digital privacy office

The White House is creating a new digital privacy office and senior career position to oversee agency privacy and data collection programs.

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Bank regulators mull new cyber standards

The three banking regulatory agencies that oversee large U.S. financial institutions are seeking comments on proposed new standards for cyber resilience.

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Why regulators need to grok new tech

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny said regulators need to understand technology before they seek to regulate it.

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DHS warns holdout states on REAL ID deadlines

States are closer to complying with REAL ID, but deadlines are firm, the Department of Homeland Security warned.

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ONC gets new authority over health IT certification

The agency that certifies electronic health records systems is getting expanded powers to regulate health IT.

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Modernization guidance from ACT-IAC

Planning for modernizing systems can be tricky because adopting technologies requires more than just tech savvy, according to a new ACT-IAC modernization guide.

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How the government IT shop is changing

CIOs are transitioning from a tactical, infrastructure focus to a more agile, application-centric mindset.

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Legacy fund already having impact

U.S. CIO Tony Scott said a proposed IT modernization fund, still before Congress, is changing the way agencies think about upgrading legacy technology.

Satellite, data projects on White House agenda

Global internet connectivity, artificial intelligence and a manned mission to Mars are some of the big ideas at the Frontiers Conference.

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How big companies drive innovation in government IT

Rather than being hampered by their size, large IT contractors are uniquely positioned to support the government's efforts to innovate.