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Pentagon releases cyber implementation plan

The plan prioritizes identity authentication, reducing DOD networks’ attack surface, device hardening, and aligning computer network defenders with DOD IT systems and networks.

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When agile development is change management in disguise

The current and former heads of 18F agree that when it comes to digital services, the tech is often secondary at best.

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Energy Dept. seeks $83M increase to harden grid against cyberattack

The Department of Energy has requested an $83 million increase in funding to modernize the US electrical grid, the largest increase for any DOE research and development initiative.

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Why encryption is inevitable

In a new white paper on encryption, the Chertoff Group argues that law enforcement access to encrypted products would open a Pandora's box of problems.

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Rung: Federal category managers are getting right to work

The 10 recently named federal category managers are meeting with industry and each other to hone buying oversight strategies.

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Comey seeks $85M boost for FBI cyber

Most of that additional money will go toward buying better IT and providing cybersecurity training, Comey told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.

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OMB names category management leads

Ten newly-named managers will wrangle specific procurement categories.

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Is NBIB another 'house of cards'?

Lawmakers voiced their frustration over the creation and funding of the National Background Investigations Bureau.

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FedRAMP wants to overhaul cloud authorizations

FedRAMP's high baseline standards are on the back burner as the program focuses on slashing the amount of time it takes to complete authorizations.

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Appropriators appear to back more cyber spending

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson sought to convince lawmakers about the need for more investment in cybersecurity.

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Does government need a FITARA for shared services?

With government efficiencies a priority and Congress looking for ideas that could avoid partisan gridlock, shared services legislation could have a window.

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Navy CIO memo promises accountability

The Feb. 12 memo issued by Navy CIO Robert Foster echoes recent emphasis from Defense Department officials that commanders will be held accountable for IT failures under their watch.

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