Policy


Tech firms, privacy groups slam DHS password collection plan

A combination of tech companies and civil liberties groups oppose DHS Secretary John Kelly's suggestion that border officials could collect social media passwords as a condition for entry.

Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill

States balk at election system move by DHS

A group of state officials formally opposed the DHS critical infrastructure designation for election systems and want it rescinded.

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Why the private sector shouldn't rely on feds for cybersecurity

Despite cybersecurity policy advances, former DHS officials say the private sector should not expect much help from the government with hacks and breaches.

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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.

Terry Halvorsen

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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