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Jeh Johnson

Oversight Committee investigates DHS senior staff for improper email practices

A House panel is probing 29 DHS senior officials, including Secretary Jeh Johnson, for allegedly violating a department-wide ban on personal email access at work.

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The soft spots in IT security? People and old tech

People and aging IT are enduring security risks -- but efforts are underway to better address both at federal agencies.

Beth Cobert, OPM, official

OPM to run old and new systems side-by-side

The personnel agency asked lawmakers to approve funding for cybersecurity work and an IT modernization process that will take years.

Mac Thornberry

Thornberry wants another take on Pentagon acquisition reform

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has introduced an acquisition reform bill that focuses on protecting companies’ intellectual property rights when they work with the Defense Department.

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DHS unveils post-CISA privacy assessment

The post-CISA privacy regime is here. Will it satisfy critics?

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More federal open source appreciated, if it behaves

The tech industry welcomes more open-source software in the federal government, but with a few caveats.

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FedRAMP takes agile BPA for a test drive

The cloud services vetting office wants to open its process to the public via a dashboard built under 18F's agile blanket purchase agreement.

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Federal CISO needs real power, says advisory group

The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee at DHS wants the new federal chief information security officer to drive policy and have real visibility across agencies.

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FCC chief wants to expand privacy rules for broadband

The FCC circulated a new proposal March 10 that outlines Commissioner Tom Wheeler's plan to address what information Internet Service Providers can collect and share about their customers.

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CIO success: Does the song remain the same?

The advice in a 15-year-old Government Accountability Office report is remarkably relevant to the CIO's role in the FITARA era.

Tech teams aim to upend procurement

Teams of techies will bring new acquisition models to seven agencies as part of the Digital Acquisitions Pilot.

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FirstNet contract on track for November award

The planned nationwide, wireless broadband public safety network still has November as a contract award date target.

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