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Why Trump’s budget bodes well for IT transformation

Agencies have taken admirable, if cautious, steps to modernize their IT, but wholesale change is needed. Proposed budget cuts just might force that to happen.

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New cyber warriors face culture shock

The U.S. military services are scrambling to recruit and train new cyber warriors, but that is also requiring cultural changes in institutions known for order, tradition and stability.

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Border wall: tech not included (yet)

Details of technology systems that might back a future border wall aren't spelled out in prototype specs.

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House panel takes on government transparency

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee explored legislative means to increase transparency in government at a March 23 hearing.

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Spy powers at risk amid Trump controversy

The growing controversy around foreign surveillance and Trump associates is adding fuel to what's already expected to be a fiery debate in Congress over the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.

GSA looks to streamline cyber buying

As part of a new strategy for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity capabilities, GSA is looking to replace the blanket purchase agreement with a better governmentwide IT contract.

A rare piece of good news for federal cybersecurity

The author argues that government could eliminate identity-based breaches by 2021, if agencies leverage advances in identity management under CDM.

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Army: Electronic domain is contested

A contested electronic environment is the new normal, say Army leaders, and the service needs to prepare for and train to fight with degraded electronic systems and capabilities.

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NARA: More agencies than expected missed 2016 email deadline

Early self-reporting suggests that 81 percent of agencies are on track to electronically manage email records.

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DIUx head wants to drive culture change at DOD

The head of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental says his goal is to drive culture change in the DOD's acquisition and innovation processes rather than make DIUx the acquisition arm of the DOD.

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The identity threat

To provide a robust defense and protect the identity-based perimeter, government agencies must consider new thinking and approaches.

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NGA wants 24-hour cloud ATOs

One spy agency is looking to "fast architecture churn" to confound would-be cyber attackers.

The Fed 100

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

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