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Next battle starts for feds

Story: The fight for the 2012 budget started with a Republican plan that includes a three-year freeze on federal salaries and a 10 percent workforce reduction through attrition.

What's next: The federal workforce won't be off the chopping block anytime soon as lawmakers try to cut spending.

Shutdown threat abates, for now

Story: At the last minute, a budget deal for fiscal 2011 ended the prospect of a government shutdown. But more hazards lie ahead.

What's next: Debates over the federal debt ceiling and the fiscal 2012 budget could easily bring shutdown talk back to the fore.

Agencies score with mobile apps

Story: Agencies are embracing mobile apps and providing information, such as items allowed on airplanes, and emergency alerts.

What's next: There are 31 federal agency mobile apps available and more coming. The public wins on this one.

Feds don't care for punching-bag status

Story: FCW readers sound off on being in the cross-hairs of seemingly every budget-cutting proposal in Congress.

What's next: The perception of federal employment as a risky proposition is already affecting recruiting and retention. Reducing the workforce by 10 percent might not take that long.

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    SEC owns up to 2016 breach

    A key database of financial information was breached in 2016, possibly in support of insider trading, said the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    DOD looks to get aggressive about cloud adoption

    Defense leaders and Congress are looking to encourage more aggressive cloud policies and prod reluctant agencies to embrace experimentation and risk-taking.

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    The next big thing in IT procurement

    Steve Kelman talks to the agencies that have embraced tech demos in their acquisition efforts -- and urges others in government to give it a try.

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    DHS bans Kaspersky from federal systems

    The Department of Homeland Security banned the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal agencies in a new binding operational directive.

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    USDA looks to cut CIOs as part of reorg

    The Department of Agriculture is looking to cut down on the number of agency CIOs in the name of efficiency and better communication across mission areas.

  • What's next for agency cyber efforts?

    Ninety days after the Trump administration's executive order, FCW sat down with agency cyber leaders to discuss what’s changing.

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