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Security clearance backlog drops 9 percent

An interagency council credits a series of changes instituted to the security clearance process this year with the first drop unprocessed background investigations in years.

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HUD next in line for Centers of Excellence support

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is using the GSA's Centers of Excellence Initiative to develop a modernization plan.

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Pentagon innovation hub lands a new leader

Former Symantec CEO Michael Brown takes over as director of the Defense Innovation Unit.

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Congress looks to arm DHS, DOJ against drones

A bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration gives two federal agencies the authority to intercept and destroy threatening drone aircraft.

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White House tilts from 'cloud first' to 'cloud smart'

In a new policy document, the Trump administration is looking to refresh its cloud strategy, taking a more flexible agency-by-agency approach and laying out a playbook for next 18 months.

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Watchdog dings contractors for IRS tax day outage

The tax agency plans to seek damages from one contractor as a result of contractual performance targets missed during an embarrassing 2018 system failure.

Trump's cyber strategy: what they are saying

The Trump administration's new cyber doctrine may go a long way in clarifying the role of different agencies, but cybersecurity experts and former U.S. officials still have questions.

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Court starts clearing out protests against Alliant 2 Small Business

The battle over the General Services Administration's $15 billion Alliant 2 Small Business contract for IT products and services continues to be tied up in court, but so far GSA is on a winning streak.

Tech sleuthing helped FBI probe at federal observatory

The National Solar Observatory's IT staff and wifi network were instrumental in tracking down an alleged child pornographer, according to FBI documents.


White House rolls out new national cyber strategy

The Trump administration's long-awaited cyber strategy promises a more aggressive willingness to use offensive operations against nation-states and criminal groups in the digital domain.

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SEC shuffle: CIO, top cyber adviser to step down

The personnel moves come as the agency looks to FireEye for cyber forensic support.

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DOD DepSec weighs in on Space Force

No. 2 Pentagon official Patrick Shanahan tries to allay Air Force worries that a Space Force would uproot its Space and Missile Command.

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