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DHS chief takes first steps to building a border wall

DHS picks sites in Arizona, California and Texas to begin building a planned border wall, and also moves to hire thousands of new border agents.

The future is mobile

How to balance cybersecurity threats and demographic trends in the federal workforce.

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How health IT hints at the future of innovation for DOD

The current effort to integrate DOD systems with the Cerner electronic health record represents a new direction in Pentagon IT culture and practice, according to CIO Terry Halvorsen.

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Prime time for the Data Act?

Some early signs suggest that the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act could become a policy priority in the Trump administration.

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No pause in DOD innovation programs

DOD innovation programs are pushing ahead and industry show no signs of hesitation despite uncertainty around key leadership positions in the Pentagon.

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Security in the cloud

SaaS applications are changing the way agencies work - but new security approaches are needed when you no longer have a perimeter to protect.

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CIOs: Telecom transition can spur IT modernization

The move to a new $50 billion federal telecommunications contract should support transition to new IT services, official say.

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How the hiring freeze targets millennials

The government desperately needs younger talent to replace an aging workforce, and experts say that a freeze on hiring doesn't help.

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NITAAC looks to fee caps, laptop refresh

A big governmentwide contract vehicle at the National Institutes of Health is looking to support more large acquisitions, including cloud computing services.

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VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency.

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GSA moves one step closer to replacing DUNS

The General Services Administration released an RFI looking for input on an open numbering system for federal procurement.

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Ethics office website chokes under crush of visitors

The Office of Government Ethics' website was overwhelmed by the volume of visitors, after White House adviser Kellyanne Conway endorsed Ivanka Trump's clothing line in a live TV interview.