Weekend Reading

Your essential catch-up of the week's news

Weekend Reading

Take some time this weekend to catch up on FCW stories you might have missed.

Legislators put Department of Veterans Affairs acting CIO Stephen Warren in the hot seat over IT security and data breaches.

Hear what Jennifer Pahlka, new head of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, has to say about coding for a better government.

Think former EPA head Lisa Jackson was the only agency leader using email accounts under a false name? Not so.

The idea of hackers taking over net-connected refrigerators might seem comical .. but what if they're industrial fridges comprising part of the food supply chain? Or your car?

Dan Tangherlini will probably soon drop the "acting" from his title as GSA administrator. What is his plan for the agency?

Elsewhere: Wired reports on CIA analyst David Stein, the cryptologist who cracked the code of the Kryptos Sculpture at CIA headquarters. Stein wrote an account in 1999 of his efforts to decipher the messages, and the National Security Archive has now published the declassified paper.

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    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

  • OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

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    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

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    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

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