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MGT passes Congress in 2018 NDAA

The legislative push to get federal agencies up to speed on IT, eliminating creaky and expensive legacy systems will end with the president's signature.

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How to fix information sharing, according to industry

Secret cyber threat data and a clunky clearance process are barriers to bidirectional information sharing, industry representatives told Congress.

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Senate panel grills former Lockheed exec about potential conflicts

John Rood, the Lockheed Martin executive nominated for undersecretary of defense for policy, is drawing questions on how he would treat his former firm.

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VA needs money fast for health record program

To stay on track with an ambitious launch schedule, the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to reprogram $374 million in current funds.

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What's behind agency FITARA scores?

Agencies shared the stories behind improved, declining and stable FITARA grades.

White House goes public with bug disclosure policy

The Trump administration is pulling back the curtain a bit on the secretive process by which the government discloses (or retains) computer vulnerabilities.

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FITARA progress stalls

Federal CIOs under the Trump administration have seen progress lag on implementing the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, according to the latest scorecards.

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Health records vendor looks to settle lawsuit with VA

CliniComp wants to test its product's interoperability with VA and DOD electronic health records systems.

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DHS finds Kaspersky software at 15 percent of agencies

A DHS official told Congress that 96 out of 102 federal agencies have complied with a directive aimed at banning Kaspersky Lab products, with a handful of small agencies still working to do so.

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5 things to think about when modernizing agency IT

With the MGT Act poised to become law, it's a matter of when -- not if -- federal agencies will modernize legacy software and infrastructure.

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House panel advances FISA reform

The Judiciary committee passed a bill to require federal law enforcement to obtain a warrant before querying spy databases, but some are worried about potential loopholes.

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NDAA pushes more oversight of cyber

With $8 billion dedicated to improving U.S. cyber capabilities, the NDAA has a host of policies geared toward boosting the cyber workforce and streamlining operations.

Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

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