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Effective acquisition: A key enabler for successful IT modernization

Fostering effective communication goes a long way in driving change needed for IT modernization.

DOD, DHS report advancing cyber cooperation

Officials from both agencies told Congress at a joint committee hearing on cyber incident cooperation that the partnership has been fruitful, but budget constraints could require legislation.

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Lawmakers balk at $350M addition to VA's health record deal

The $16 billion, 10-year electronic heath record software upgrade at the Department of Veterans Affairs is barely past the starting gate, but lawmakers are already worried about management and budgeting missteps that could put the project over budget and behind schedule.

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DHS cyber re-org clears Congress

Cybersecurity gets its own agency under a reorganization bill that is headed to the White House for the president's signature.

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JEDI survives Oracle protest

A bid to freeze the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year cloud deal stalled as the Government Accountability Office denied a protest that claimed the procurement was stacked in favor of a particular vendor and flawed on other competitive grounds.

DOD CIO lags in implementing cyber law

Congress passed landmark cybersecurity legislation in late 2015, but Pentagon agencies have a spotty record of implementation, according to a watchdog report.

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How info sharing can get unstuck

The federal government has become more vocal about the need for cybersecurity public-private partnerships, particularly around information sharing.

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VA.gov relaunches as front door to benefits, services

The digital services team at VA is managing an effort to unify agency offerings under a single online umbrella.

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U.S., Russia jockey to shape new global cyber norms

The United Nations approved dueling proposals by the U.S. and Russia to establish working groups on international norms, principles and behaviors in cyberspace.

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With elections over, DHS maintains ‘heightened’ posture

As the National Risk Management Center winds down its work on 2018 election security, it is turning its attention to securing other critical infrastructure sectors.

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Audit flags multiple concerns for Treasury's IT systems

The inspector general report documents a range of sloppy or incomplete IT practices for agency systems that support national security functions.

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National Labs bring emerging tech to bear on grid security

Researchers are at work on advanced solutions to help protect vulnerable networks across the energy industry.

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