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  • Homeland Security
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    Lawmakers look to CBP, Post Office on opioid data sharing

    Senators want Customs and Border Protection and the Post Office to gather more data on incoming international illicit Fentanyl packages and urge both develop electronic package pre-arrival data exchange. 11/09/2017

  • Open Government
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    DATA Act oversight highlights growing pains

    The first round of oversight reports on financial reporting under the Data Act shows that most agencies are experiencing growing pains when it comes to implementing the recent law. Does that mean it's working? 11/09/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why it's harder than you think to hack a voting machine

    Despite the fear and hype, there are several obstacles that make the most direct form of tampering, altering vote counts, extremely difficult. 11/09/2017

  • Procurement
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    Judge rules protestor couldn't compete for Vista replacement

    In a recently unsealed ruling, a federal judge also noted that the administrative record lacks detail on why specifically Cerner was selected as the prime contractor for the replacement electronic health record system. 11/09/2017

  • Congress
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    IT funding bill survives NDAA conference

    The $700 billion defense bill now poised for final passage includes provisions to modernize agency IT through revolving funds and allow for for easy, off-the-shelf Pentagon procurement. 11/08/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    DHS nominee faces Senate

    Kirstjen Nielsen told a Senate committee that a planned border wall won't span the entire southern border and that cyberattacks have entered a more potent phase in their evolution. 11/08/2017

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    Moskovitz moves on at Accenture

    Accenture Federal Chief Operating Officer John Goodman will succeed CEO David Moskovitz, effective Nov. 20. 11/08/2017

  • Oversight
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    Agencies failing key agile test

    An oversight report found that most agencies were failing to certify implementation of incremental development on some major software projects. 11/08/2017

  • Defense

    How the Air Force is building resiliency

    Compliance only gets you so far, explained one senior official. 11/08/2017

  • Critical Read
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    A user's guide to IT modernization

    There are new big plans for federal IT modernization, but the old pitfalls remain. 11/08/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    OPM still plagued by cyber weaknesses, IG finds

    An oversight report found the Office of Personnel Management unready for its annual cyber audit, while the agency says that the CDM program will help mature agency efforts. 11/07/2017

  • Workforce
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    Agencies pitch 500 tech jobs at recruiting event

    Civilian, military and intelligence agencies met candidates for 500 open jobs at a first-of-its-kind federal IT hiring event. 11/07/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    S&T budget woes could blunt DHS research

    The mission of the research arm of the Department of Homeland Security isn't helped by new budget priorities, a former undersecretary told a House Homeland Security subcommittee. 11/07/2017

  • Workforce
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    Clock ticking on officials in acting roles

    The Vacancies Act sets time limits on the period for acting officials to occupy politically appointed roles -- and some of these officials are about to run out of time. 11/07/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Agency reorgs slow down recompetes

    One major federal contractor is seeing more bridge contracts as agencies put the brakes on procurements while reorganizations take shape. 11/06/2017

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