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Connolly again backs big raise for feds

The Virginia Democrat looking to give federal employees an almost 4 percent base pay bump, plus a hike in locality pay.

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DOD official: Focus on tech transition, not gross spend

The Pentagon should focus on fielding emerging technologies more quickly, Stephen Welby, a top defense acquisition official, told a House Armed Services subcommittee.

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OMB chief tries to sell appropriators on IT upgrades

OMB Director Shaun Donovan urged Congress to fund administration plans for modernizing federal IT and improving 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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Lieu asks Comey to back off Apple court order

In a letter to the FBI director, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) argued that forcing Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's phone could have adverse Internet security consequences.

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Embattled OPM CIO steps down

Departing OPM CIO Donna Seymour had been under intense pressure to deliver on crucial IT projects in the wake of the hack of OPM that exposed the personal data of at least 22 million Americans.

Education Department CIO Danny Harris testifying on Feb. 2, 2016

Education CIO retires weeks after Capitol Hill confrontation

Danny Harris will leave his job as CIO of the Department of Education after 32 years of federal service.

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GOP candidates weigh in on the Apple court order

Republican presidential candidates put IT security front and center in a town hall event in the wake of a court order to Apple to help unlock a suspected terrorist's iPhone.

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FITARA: Maintaining momentum

The keys to the law's success are identifying and mitigating the risks to its implementation, especially in light of the upcoming presidential transition.

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Why senators need a CISO

Users might be daredevils or they might not fully understand their cybersecurity risks, said the man in charge of protecting U.S. senators' networks. Either way, CISOs have to work with what they've got.

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VA seeks more than $100M in new cyber funding

The VA's tech budget request includes a big increase for cyber, as well as money for shared services and health record interoperability.

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Lawmakers want NOAA to yield spectrum

A bipartisan congressional group has asked the FCC and NTIA to free up NOAA spectrum for commercial use.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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