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GSA offers feds a hand with contract writing

Federal agencies will be able to sign up with the General Services Administration's contract writing as-a-service in the coming year.

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White House tweaks incident reporting in FISMA memo

Agencies get an updated definition of a cyber incident in a recent Federal Information Security Modernization Act memo.

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IT, management advice for the new administration

FCW's columnists, contributors and reporters look at how the incoming Trump administration can tackle management, IT acquisition, cybersecurity and more.

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Why cyber needs to be front and center in the transition

Experts warn that past transitions have ignored the lessons learned by outgoing administrations, and the stakes are so high now that the Trump Administration needs to heed the advice of Obama's cyber officials.

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Transition moves into high gear

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has 73 days to get ready to take over the federal government.

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Palantir ruling could tweak Army's innovation track

Two top Army officials reflect on some of the innovation accomplishments of the Obama administration and the challenges that lie ahead for the incoming Trump administration.

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Can government guide industry to better cyber info-sharing?

The NTIA is hoping to nudge industry to improve collaboration on disclosing cyber vulnerabilities.

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ISPs can help thwart DDoS attacks, but authorities may be lacking

As the recent attack on a key internet support company shut down other major online companies, telecom providers were ready to help but faced a legal obstacle.

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GAO sustains protest in National Guard IT contract

The government watchdog upheld the protest of a 2015 IT services contract, because the contracting agency failed to consider a conflict of interest and pricing problems.

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Innovation in government starts with being intentional

An industry leader argues that it's good to keep the "dinosaurs" on their toes.

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What the next president needs to do on cyber

No matter who wins the election, there are key opportunities to expand on current efforts to secure and defend federal networks and critical infrastructure.

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DHS still waiting on NPPD reorg

It's Critical Infrastructure Month, but DHS cybersecurity officials are wondering about the status of the agency's plan to integrate its cybersecurity division with its infrastructure protection duties.

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