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    What the next president needs to do on cyber

    No matter who wins the election, there are key opportunities to expand on current efforts to secure and defend federal networks and critical infrastructure. 11/04/2016

  • Open source

    White House opens Code.gov repository

    The Obama administration has launched a central code resource for digital tool development as part of its open source software policy. 11/03/2016

  • Tracee Boxley, acting CIO for GPO

    GPO names acting tech chief

    Tracee Boxley, the Government Publishing Office's deputy CIO since 2012, is the temporary replacement for Chuck Riddle, who is now CTO at the Securities and Exchange Commission. 11/03/2016

  • Defense
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    Army CyberCom looks to boost training

    The new head of the Army Cyber Command says the command has made significant progress in recent years, but needs to focus on identifying and recruiting new talent and making training programs more realistic for cyber forces. 11/03/2016

  • Defense
    DOD Common Access Cards

    Halvorsen: Push to ditch CAC cards is moving apace

    DOD CIO says a range of U.S. allies have agreed to pursue a "single identity standard," and that Common Access Cards will not be that solution. 11/03/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    DHS still waiting on NPPD reorg

    It's Critical Infrastructure Month, but DHS cybersecurity officials are wondering about the status of the agency's plan to integrate its cybersecurity division with its infrastructure protection duties. 11/03/2016

  • Workforce
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    White House makes final push to streamline federal hiring

    The directors of OMB and OPM sent a memo to federal agencies with three objectives for improving their hiring processes. 11/03/2016

  • Acquisition
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    DOD, DHS chart paths to acquisition innovation

    DOD and DHS are both trying to tap into the best the tech sector has to offer, and each agency has new and experimental contracting mechanisms that are showing signs of short-circuiting existing procedures. 11/02/2016

  • Workforce
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    ID protection to expire for more than 100,000 OPM hack victims

    About 100,000 to 150,000 feds whose sensitive information was stolen in the OPM hack will have to re-enroll if they want to retain the compensatory identity protection coverage offered by OPM after Dec. 1. 11/02/2016

  • Modernization
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    Can small agencies piggyback on modernization plans?

    Non-CFO Act agencies are not included in the legislation that seeks to update legacy systems, which could create a two-tiered modernization effort. 11/02/2016

  • Homeland Security
    Thad Allen, former Coast Guard commandant

    DHS faces a sea change

    Former Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen said DHS must make structural changes so it can improve the way it develops and buys technology. 11/02/2016

  • Open Data
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    Why government open-data practices are low-tech

    The open-data movement is still in its infancy. In a new report, the Data Foundation charts how it can grow up. 11/02/2016

  • FirstNet
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    FirstNet to miss contract award deadline

    The planned nationwide public safety broadband network won't meet its previously announced November contract award date, but leaders say they are making progress on evaluating proposals. 11/01/2016

  • Spectrum
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    Regulators mull what IOT means for spectrum

    Federal officials cautioned of the dangers of hampering innovation with restrictive spectrum allocation. 11/01/2016

  • Defense
    Terry Halvorsen

    DOD CIO: Recent GAO criticism of JIE is off base

    Halvorsen says GAO's report criticizing the management and oversight of the Joint Information Environment initiative fails to understand the nature of the project. 11/01/2016

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