• Congress
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    Senate bill looks to secure the IT supply chain

    A new bipartisan bill looks to build capacity inside the federal government to evaluate supply chain risks with an eye to making sure the government buys secure tech.

  • Workforce
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    Senate panel advances pay raise for feds

    Federal employees would receive a pay raise under a bill cleared by a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, going against the White House’s proposal for a pay freeze.

  • Congress
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    Senate moves to maintain ZTE sanctions

    Congress and the White House could be headed toward a showdown over a provision in the Senate defense bill designed to undo a move by President Trump easing sanctions on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE.

  • Emerging Tech
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    On AI and the military, researchers look to draw a line

    Google researchers and academics across the world are petitioning organizations on the cutting edge of AI to steer their efforts away from military applications. 04/05/2018

  • Defense

    Is DOD overlooking its own innovators?

    Silicon Valley has become synonymous with innovation, but government leaders might be missing out on what’s going on in their own labs. 04/05/2018

  • IT Infrastructure
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    EIS testing is picking up speed

    Eight of 10 contractors for GSA’s next-generation telecommunications contract report progress on required back-office systems tests. 04/05/2018

  • Privacy
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    How will the CLOUD Act work?

    The U.S. recently updated how it handles federal law enforcement data requests for foreign info stored by U.S. companies, but the full impact remains unclear. 04/05/2018

  • Procurement
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    White House: Trump won't intervene in DOD cloud deal

    Despite his repeated public venting of anger at Amazon, President Trump won't play a part in the Pentagon's move to award a cloud contract, a spokesperson said. 04/04/2018

  • Acquisition
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    The IRS wants to talk business

    The tax agency's procurement leaders want a more open dialogue with industry, but acknowledge that message doesn’t always make its way down the chain of command. 04/04/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Many White House domains lack required email security

    Many White House email domains are not compliant with a governmentwide cybersecurity directive, according to tests. 04/04/2018

  • Enterprise IT
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    FEMA looks to industry for IT help

    FEMA's strategic plan announced earlier this month also asks state and local governments to provide more support. 04/04/2018

  • Internet of Things
    IoT

    Consumer agency bows out of IoT data security role

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission plans to focus on physical hazards in an upcoming meeting on the safety of the internet of things. 04/04/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    The Department of Cyber?

    As some nations unify their cybersecurity operations, there are calls for a similar effort to create a single agency for civilian cyber authorities in the U.S. 04/03/2018

  • Oversight
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    Lawmakers worry about a second Heartbleed

    Two lawmakers are looking for more information from the executive director of the Linux Foundation about the challenges surrounding the security of open-source software. 04/03/2018

  • Workforce
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    Looking outside the Beltway for future tech talent

    Leidos CEO Roger Krone is looking outside the Washington metro area for engineering and software hires. 04/03/2018

  • People
    Defense Digital Service Director Chris Lynch speaks during the JEDI Cloud Industry Day in Arlington, Va., on March 7, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

    Lynch re-ups at Defense Digital Service

    The founding leader of the Pentagon's digital service team and a key leader of the Cloud Executive Steering Group is sticking around for a third year. 04/03/2018

  • by Andrey_Popov shutterstock ID 248796937 Office Chair With A Vacant Sign At Work Place

    Does the Vacancies Act really matter?

    The law is supposed to prevent acting officials taking on Senate-confirmed roles indefinitely, but the statutory language is vague and enforcement is uneven. 04/02/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    TIC still tripping up agencies' cloud modernization efforts

    The federal government is pushing to modernize its IT infrastructure of several fronts, but agencies are still struggling with conflicting goals, like cloud adoption, telework policies and Trusted Internet Connection compliance. 04/02/2018

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