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  • Shutterstock image (by Maksim Kabakou): cyber defense conept, magnifying glass.

    OMB issues A-130 update

    The long-awaited update to Circular A-130 addresses a range of cybersecurity issues, including insider threats and feds' use of personal email accounts at work. 07/27/2016

  • OMB's new one-stop shop for digital services

    A new site, developed by OMB and USDS, gives feds a one-stop shop for information and best practices for digital services acquisition. 07/26/2016

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    DOD unveils Boston innovation hub

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter cut the ribbon on an east coast version of the Pentagon's Silicon Valley innovation unit. 07/26/2016

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    DHS official: Cloud fuels progress

    CTO Michael Hermus says the cloud "represents endless opportunity" for DHS and other federal agencies because it shifts the focus from infrastructure to mission-oriented services. 07/26/2016

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    White House policy defines cyber roles

    A new presidential policy directive clarifies the responsibilities of federal law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies in responding to significant cyber incidents. 07/26/2016

  • The push for enterprise risk management

    Savvy agency leaders are already integrating holistic ERM into decision-making processes as they wait for new guidance from OMB. 07/26/2016

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    At CHESS, Army gets flexible on contracting

    The contracting regime run by the Army's Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions is moving into a new phase with big implications for federal IT acquisition. 07/26/2016

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    Interior seeks to 'geofence' wildfires

    The Interior Department has unveiled a prototype app to keep private drones from interfering with aerial firefighting efforts. 07/25/2016

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    GSA needs to keep a sharper eye on reseller prices

    GSA's inspector general says the agency must do a better job of ensuring the government receives competitive pricing from resellers, which often charge different prices on different contracts. 07/25/2016

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    IG slams FBI's 'subjective' approach to cyberthreats

    In a new report, the Justice Department's inspector general says the FBI’s yearly process for prioritizing cyberthreats might not accurately identify the most pressing threats. 07/25/2016

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    Afghan IT sector growing, with federal investment

    The information and communications technology sector in warn-torn Afghanistan is growing with U.S. help, but tracing agencies' exact investments is not easy. 07/25/2016

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    NRC sheds 1962 handwriting rule

    After 54 years, a rule requiring the atomic energy secretary to handwrite changes to official agency transcripts is being deleted. 07/22/2016

  • CTIIC chief: We're up and running

    The nascent Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center provides a mechanism for attributing cyber breaches to threat actors. 07/22/2016

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    Census moves ahead with 2017 testing plans

    The Census Bureau is seeking public feedback on its plan to use Puerto Rico as a proving ground for tech in advance of the 2020 enumeration. 07/22/2016

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    How states can opt out of FirstNet

    States are getting an early look at what they might have to do to opt out of a nationwide, interoperable broadband network for first responders. 07/21/2016

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