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Obama codifies PIF program on last morning in office

President Obama signed a bill making the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent fixture of government, during his last hours in office.

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The Army has been hacked -- and is happy about it

The first “Hack the Army” bug bounty challenge wrapped up in December, and the results are in with 179 participants finding 118 actionable bugs in public-facing Army websites.

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DHS tackles backlog of unauthorized IT systems

A report by the agency's inspector general says DHS has made progress in cybersecurity training, dual-factor authentication and certifying systems, but more 50 of its unclassified systems still lack authorities to operate.

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Touhill steps down as CISO

The federal government's first CISO has stepped down, and it's not clear if the position will survive.

Administration finalizes cyber response plan

The Obama administration has approved a long-awaited and debated update to the National Cyber Incident Response Plan that outlines roles and responsibilities in response to a significant cyber incident in the U.S.

Login.gov moving ahead

The bid to establish a single login for accessing government services is moving again on the last full day of the Obama presidency.

Frank Kendall

DOD official takes aim at interference from Congress

Frank Kendall, the outgoing and possibly last undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, says congressional attempts to reform acquisition do more harm than good.

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Obama wraps up security clearance reforms

In a last-minute executive order, President Obama institutes structural reforms to the security clearance process designed to create a more unified system across government agencies.

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Secretary Carter says future is bright for DOD

In his farewell remarks to Department of Defense personnel, Secretary Ash Carter said that the DOD is better and stronger than when he first set foot in the Pentagon 35 years ago.

Wilbur Ross testifies Senate confirmation Jan 18

Trump's pick for Commerce talks tech

Wilbur Ross, the Department of Commerce secretary-designate, discussed IT-intensive components of Commerce -- including cybersecurity, spectrum allocation, broadband accessibility and Census operations -- at his Senate confirmation hearing.

House panel probes DHS scans of state election tech

Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz wants the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general to look more deeply into reports of unauthorized scans of Georgia's network firewall.

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Trump taps family friend as tech adviser

President-elect Donald Trump named Reed Cordish as assistant to the president for intragovernmental and technology initiatives.

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Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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