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  • Cybersecurity
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    How to fix information sharing, according to industry

    Secret cyber threat data and a clunky clearance process are barriers to bidirectional information sharing, industry representatives told Congress. 11/16/2017

  • Congress
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    What's behind agency FITARA scores?

    Agencies shared the stories behind improved, declining and stable FITARA grades. 11/15/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    White House goes public with bug disclosure policy

    The Trump administration is pulling back the curtain a bit on the secretive process by which the government discloses (or retains) computer vulnerabilities. 11/15/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA needs money fast for health record program

    To stay on track with an ambitious launch schedule, the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to reprogram $374 million in current funds. 11/15/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    DHS finds Kaspersky software at 15 percent of agencies

    A DHS official told Congress that 96 out of 102 federal agencies have complied with a directive aimed at banning Kaspersky Lab products, with a handful of small agencies still working to do so. 11/14/2017

  • Oversight
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    FITARA progress stalls

    Federal CIOs under the Trump administration have seen progress lag on implementing the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, according to the latest scorecards. 11/14/2017

  • Contracting
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    Health records vendor looks to settle lawsuit with VA

    CliniComp wants to test its product's interoperability with VA and DOD electronic health records systems. 11/14/2017

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    5 things to think about when modernizing agency IT

    With the MGT Act poised to become law, it's a matter of when -- not if -- federal agencies will modernize legacy software and infrastructure. 11/14/2017

  • Defense
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    NDAA pushes more oversight of cyber

    With $8 billion dedicated to improving U.S. cyber capabilities, the NDAA has a host of policies geared toward boosting the cyber workforce and streamlining operations. 11/13/2017

  • Congress
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    House panel advances FISA reform

    The Judiciary committee passed a bill to require federal law enforcement to obtain a warrant before querying spy databases, but some are worried about potential loopholes. 11/13/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    Lawmakers look to CBP, Post Office on opioid data sharing

    Senators want Customs and Border Protection and the Post Office to gather more data on incoming international illicit Fentanyl packages and urge both develop electronic package pre-arrival data exchange. 11/09/2017

  • Congress
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    IT funding bill survives NDAA conference

    The $700 billion defense bill now poised for final passage includes provisions to modernize agency IT through revolving funds and allow for for easy, off-the-shelf Pentagon procurement. 11/08/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    DHS nominee faces Senate

    Kirstjen Nielsen told a Senate committee that a planned border wall won't span the entire southern border and that cyberattacks have entered a more potent phase in their evolution. 11/08/2017

  • Critical Read
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    A user's guide to IT modernization

    There are new big plans for federal IT modernization, but the old pitfalls remain. 11/08/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    S&T budget woes could blunt DHS research

    The mission of the research arm of the Department of Homeland Security isn't helped by new budget priorities, a former undersecretary told a House Homeland Security subcommittee. 11/07/2017

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