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    DHS has more to do after cyber sprint, says watchdog

    Despite strong remediation efforts, security risks remain in DHS information systems, according to a new report from the agency's inspector general. 01/08/2016

  • Getting back on the $3,500-or-less horse

    18F is retrying the micro-purchase reverse auction format that netted a $1 code project last year, though the outfit plans to shake things up eventually. 01/08/2016

  • Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) at a July 2012 joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee for Veterans Affairs (DOD Photo: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)

    HASC tackles acquisition bureaucracy

    Lawmakers at a Jan. 7 House Armed Services Committee hearing explored both structural and technological challenges to acquisition reform. 01/07/2016

  • DNI announces CTIIC leadership

    Tonya Ugoretz, a career FBI analyst, and Maurice Bland, a retired Army colonel, will lead the nascent Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center. 01/07/2016

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    TSA shows progress on acquisitions

    Lawmakers see signs of maturity in the Transportation Security Administration's acquisition process, but challenges remain. 01/07/2016

  • Jason Chaffetz

    Chaffetz worries about reliance on legacy IT

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has particular concerns about the management of IT at the Department of Homeland Security. 01/07/2016

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    Could an IRS tech push leave taxpayers feeling abandoned?

    The IRS has an ambitious plan for customer service, but will taxpayers be able to access live human help? 01/07/2016

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    Wish they all could be... (Part II)

    How can the innovation culture of Silicon Valley help government technology? Two experts count the ways. 01/07/2016

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    Pentagon warns contractors of Juniper vulnerabilities

    In a Dec. 22 notice to industry obtained by FCW, the Defense Security Service warns defense contractors that a Juniper vulnerability could allow remote administrative access and "result in a complete compromise of the affected system." 01/06/2016

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    FAA chief: 181,000 drones registered on gov website

    FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, speaking at CES, stressed the safety implications of drone registration and the release of a new app for drone users. 01/06/2016

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    SBA slow to improve IT security, watchdog says

    Lawmakers are seeking an overhaul of IT security management at the Small Business Administration, in the wake of a critical Government Accountability Office report. 01/06/2016

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    NITAAC cuts fees on its IT contracts

    The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center reduced the fees it charges federal customers to use its GWACs. 01/06/2016

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    NASA's aging tech worries Capitol Hill watchdogs

    Key lawmakers are seeking information from the space agency about its use of legacy IT with the goal of improving and modernizing its systems. 01/05/2016

  • Angela Bailey

    OPM COO resigns

    Angela Bailey has been at the center of an organization under intense pressure to improve its cyber defense following the large-scale hack affecting millions of federal employees that OPM revealed last June. 01/05/2016

  • President Barack Obama

    Obama leans on tech in gun control action

    President Barack Obama's executive actions to tighten national gun control include efforts to bolster FBI and ATF databases, as well as spur research and development of safe gun technology. 01/05/2016

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