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  • DHS watchdog warns agency on ELIS system

    DHS Inspector General urged the Citizenship and Immigration Services to keep the struggling Electronic Immigration System unplugged. 01/23/2017

  • President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    Trump signs federal hiring freeze

    As promised during the campaign, President Trump has signed an executive order implementing a hiring freeze across most of the civilian federal workforce. 01/23/2017

  • Obama and Biden at the Trump inaugural

    Obama codifies PIF program on last morning in office

    President Obama signed a bill making the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent fixture of government, during his last hours in office. 01/20/2017

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    DHS tackles backlog of unauthorized IT systems

    A report by the agency's inspector general says DHS has made progress in cybersecurity training, dual-factor authentication and certifying systems, but more 50 of its unclassified systems still lack authorities to operate. 01/20/2017

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    The Army has been hacked -- and is happy about it

    The first “Hack the Army” bug bounty challenge wrapped up in December, and the results are in with 179 participants finding 118 actionable bugs in public-facing Army websites. 01/20/2017

  • Administration finalizes cyber response plan

    The Obama administration has approved a long-awaited and debated update to the National Cyber Incident Response Plan that outlines roles and responsibilities in response to a significant cyber incident in the U.S. 01/19/2017

  • Gregory Touhill

    Touhill steps down as CISO

    The federal government's first CISO has stepped down, and it's not clear if the position will survive. 01/19/2017

  • Kshemendra Paul

    Paul steps aside as PM-ISE

    The longtime architect of terrorism-related information sharing efforts will be returning to career SES status and staying in government. 01/19/2017

  • Login.gov moving ahead

    The bid to establish a single login for accessing government services is moving again on the last full day of the Obama presidency. 01/19/2017

  • Wilbur Ross testifies Senate confirmation Jan 18

    Trump's pick for Commerce talks tech

    Wilbur Ross, the Department of Commerce secretary-designate, discussed IT-intensive components of Commerce -- including cybersecurity, spectrum allocation, broadband accessibility and Census operations -- at his Senate confirmation hearing. 01/18/2017

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    Obama wraps up security clearance reforms

    In a last-minute executive order, President Obama institutes structural reforms to the security clearance process designed to create a more unified system across government agencies. 01/18/2017

  • House panel probes DHS scans of state election tech

    Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz wants the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general to look more deeply into reports of unauthorized scans of Georgia's network firewall. 01/18/2017

  • Wikimedia image: Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter holds a press conference with local media at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on March 18, 2013.

    Secretary Carter says future is bright for DOD

    In his farewell remarks to Department of Defense personnel, Secretary Ash Carter said that the DOD is better and stronger than when he first set foot in the Pentagon 35 years ago. 01/18/2017

  • Frank Kendall

    DOD official takes aim at interference from Congress

    Frank Kendall, the outgoing and possibly last undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, says congressional attempts to reform acquisition do more harm than good. 01/18/2017

  • VA OIG SEAL

    VA watchdog seeks CIO

    The office of the inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to hire a deputy assistant IG for its management and administration division who will also have CIO responsibilities. 01/17/2017

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