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  • Congress
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    Are agencies ready for the Data Act?

    With the financial reporting requirements of the Data Act set to take effect in May 2017, a key oversight panel voiced concerns over agencies' progress. 12/08/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Gridlock on cyber laws likely to persist

    As the nature and variety of cyber crime around the world continue to grow, the DOJ warns U.S. laws are lagging, and experts say Congress is unlikely to catch up anytime soon. 12/08/2016

  • Homeland Security
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    What does a military boss mean for DHS?

    Former DHS managers say John Kelly is a solid choice to lead the agency, but he faces some of the same old challenges -- and could encounter some steep learning curves. 12/08/2016

  • Comment
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    5 best practices for agile procurement

    As federal CIOs make the shift from managing infrastructure to managing applications, they also need to change their mindset about procurement. 12/08/2016

  • Shared Services
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    Making a market for shared services

    OMB and GSA have spent the last year bringing structure to agencies' back-office system needs. Now they have to keep it moving for the next administration. 12/07/2016

  • Congress
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    Dems push for Russia hacking investigation

    The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and others in Congress including one top Republican want to air allegations of Russian cyber interference in the U.S. elections. President-elect Trump has dismissed the assertions by U.S. spies as politically motivated. 12/07/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why the federal CISO can't sleep

    Federal cybersecurity officials are incorporating advice from the industry advisory group NSTAC into incident response policy. 12/07/2016

  • Transition
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    Gen. John Kelly picked to head DHS under Trump

    The president-elect has selected another retired Marine general for his cabinet -- John F. Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security. 12/07/2016

  • Transition
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    How will Trump tackle legacy IT?

    In order to advance policy priorities, the next administration will have to navigate a government that is both reliant on and slowed by legacy IT. Exactly how remains an open question. 12/07/2016

  • Acquisition
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    GSA adds data security solutions to Schedule 70

    The agency says Adobe’s electronic signature solutions and other tools will help agencies manage a broad list of federal security requirements. 12/06/2016

  • Congess
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    Agencies still aren't acing FITARA

    Twelve of the 24 CFO Act agencies governed by FITARA improved their grades on the latest scorecard. 12/06/2016

  • Intelligence
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    Congressman pushes Obama on cyber deterrence policy

    The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee says one of the remaining imperatives for the President Obama is to develop a cyber deterrence strategy and pass it forward to the Trump Administration along with a host of other cyber challenges. 12/06/2016

  • Workforce
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    Trump administration can appoint up to 9,000

    Beyond the top-level cabinet positions, President-elect Donald Trump will have as many as 9,000 appointments to make across the government, according to data from the just-released Plum Book of federal jobs. 12/05/2016

  • Defense
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    Where would Mattis take cyber?

    The president-elect's selection for secretary of defense is well known for his sometimes off-color comments on warfare and threats to the U.S., but James Mattis is largely a blank slate when it comes to cyber. 12/05/2016

  • Congress
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    $9 billion price tag likely dooms MGT Act

    The Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementation of the Modernizing Government Technology Act will cost $9 billion over five years. 12/05/2016

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