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Washington's role in hack-proofing cars: A light touch?

The threat of Internet-enabled car hacking looms large in the American psyche. But should agencies rush to put out rules, or can industry find its own way to secure vehicles?

09/15 FCW Magazine Feature.

CIOs: 'A strategic partner, not a coder-in-chief'

Agency heads, acquisition officers and even CIOs don't need to be hard-core techies. FCW's four-part look at the expertise that's really required to make federal IT run.

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Streamlined-hiring bill, overarching cyber defense and local IT budgets

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Guaranteeing back pay, sequester survey, another hackathon and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.


Senate panel mulls update to email access rules

Congress is revisiting a 29-year old law that has been swamped by changes in technology.

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GOP bird dogging OPM's IT upgrade

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz is focusing his scrutiny on a giant modernization project which, according to OPM's inspector general, lacks funding and good management.

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IRS hacks, college data, IoT warnings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.


The unpleasant outlook for FY16 funding

Congress is back, but will it matter? Just look at the obstacles looming over agency budgets.

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Intel chiefs say cyber norms, deterrence strategy still elusive

DNI James Clapper told lawmakers that absent a clear U.S. cyber deterrence policy, hacks of the magnitude of the OPM intrusion will continue.

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Planning for cyber war in South Dakota

At a Senate field hearing, the message was that tomorrow's talent needs nurturing -- and more scholarship cash -- if America is going to reverse its shortage of cybersecurity professionals.

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Outage slams copyright registration system at Library of Congress

The crash apparently happened Aug. 29, and there is no "estimated time for service resumption."

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Email privacy bill could move in the fall

Prospects are brighter for quick Senate committee action on an email privacy measure than for floor consideration of a broader information-sharing bill.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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