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  • Congress
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    Senate encryption bill expected next week

    The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is hopeful that his bi-partisan three-page encryption bill text will be released next week. 03/10/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Can Obama’s cyber commission outlast his administration?

    President Obama's recently announced Commission for Enhancing National Cybersecurity has ambitions to produce an actionable framework that will carry over to the next administration and seeks to invigorate a younger, more diverse cybersecurity workforce pipeline. 03/10/2016

  • Software
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    White House wants more sharable, reusable code

    Federal CIO Tony Scott is pushing out a plan to allow custom code developed by or for the government to be shared across agencies, and in some cases released to the public. 03/10/2016

  • Homeland Security
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    DHS creates intel fast lane for select analysts

    Report to Congress reveals the department has given some workers special accounts that bypass DHS data access control policies. 03/09/2016

  • Drones
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    Pentagon flew handful of drones over U.S. in last decade

    A DOD oversight report, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from FCW and other outlets, sheds light on the complications that arise when the military puts its drones to use domestically. 03/09/2016

  • Acquisition
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    NSA overhaul includes acquisition

    "We increasingly need to reach out to commercial companies," many of which are unfamiliar with federal acquisition regulations, said Jennifer Walsmith, NSA's senior acquisition executive. 03/09/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Study names countries most vulnerable to cyberattacks

    In a new study, the U.S. ranks 10th among 44 countries most vulnerable to a cyberattack, and a former top Justice official said companies need to focus on resiliency. 03/09/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    DHS widens warning about Ukrainian electric grid attack

    DHS is warning the entire gamut of U.S. critical infrastructure providers about the devious electronic tactics used in an infamous cyberattack on Ukrainian power companies late last year. 03/09/2016

  • Opinion
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    We can’t afford another 6-year telecom transition

    Great work has been done on the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, but the hard work has barely begun. 03/09/2016

  • steve kelman

    What’s happening in agile

    Steve Kelman checks in with a CIO who champions "continuous delivery" about what it means for government software development. 03/08/2016

  • Homeland Security
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    Einstein, cyber workforce priorities for DHS chief

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson hopes to build his legacy by shoring up the cyber workforce and driving management reforms. 03/08/2016

  • IRS
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    IRS security tool goes down over security concerns

    The IP PIN program was taken down, possibly over concerns similar to those that gutted the "Get Transcript" app last year. 03/08/2016

  • Homeland Security
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    DHS sets up shop in Silicon Valley

    Supporters have high hopes for the DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s new Silicon Valley outpost, but for now, the office is a modest affair. 03/08/2016

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA makes awards in $22B IT contract

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced 21 contract awards on its Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation acquisition program. 03/08/2016

  • Acquisition
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    New manager to steer IT categories at GSA

    Veteran IT planner Bill Zielinski will direct category management solutions for GSA's IT acquisition services as the agency moves closer to its category-focused goals. 03/08/2016

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