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  • Defense
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    Pentagon moves on Windows upgrade

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter's office is drafting an "executive action" letter that would help expedite DOD's transition to Windows 10. 02/17/2016

  • Telecom
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    Vendors still have questions as $50B telecom deadline approaches

    As the deadline looms for contract proposal submission for its huge telecom contract, GSA looks towards transition 02/17/2016

  • Ash Darren

    A new job for Darren Ash

    Darren Ash, the longtime CIO of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is departing for the top tech job at the USDA's Farm Service Bureau. 02/17/2016

  • Oversight
    Beth Cobert testifying before HSGAC Feb 4 2016

    IG says law bars Cobert from leading OPM on acting basis

    OPM IG Patrick McFarland said in a memo to Beth Cobert that under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, "any actions taken by you since the date of your nomination are void and may not be subsequently ratified." 02/17/2016

  • Opinion
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    FITARA: Maintaining momentum

    The keys to the law's success are identifying and mitigating the risks to its implementation, especially in light of the upcoming presidential transition. 02/17/2016

  • Social Media
    U.S. Department of State

    State changes counterterrorism unit to include online focus

    Deputy Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, announced a changes at the Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism to combat terrorism online and work with tech firms. 02/16/2016

  • Intelligence
    John Brennan

    Cyberwar keeps CIA's Brennan up at night

    CIA Director John Brennan said a terrorist attack on American soil is inevitable, the Paris attack resulted from a "failure of intelligence" and the growing threat of cyberwarfare is "the thing that keeps me up at night." 02/16/2016

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock image: connecting individuals to one another through an access point.

    State IG finds lack of IT contingency plans overseas

    Consulates and embassies are expected to be able to restore connectivity in the event of disruptive events, but the IG found a range of issues with 20 of the 29 posts it reviewed. 02/16/2016

  • Acquisition
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    Pentagon seeks more visibility into industry R&D

    A proposed rule would require firms undertaking government-reimbursed independent R&D efforts to tell defense officials before doing so, and to share the results of those investments afterward. 02/16/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why senators need a CISO

    Users might be daredevils or they might not fully understand their cybersecurity risks, said the man in charge of protecting U.S. senators' networks. Either way, CISOs have to work with what they've got. 02/16/2016

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    OPM needs data management for background checks

    On the cusp of absorption by a brand-new agency, Federal Investigative Services is searching for electronic records support. 02/16/2016

  • Contracting
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    Contracting cases could be held up by Supreme Court uncertainty

    Add two key federal contracting lawsuits to the long list of issues that could be complicated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. 02/16/2016

  • government industry dialog

    The big shift: When civil servants move to the other side

    Steve Kelman looks at what happens when long-time civil servants transition from government to industry. 02/16/2016

  • Defense
    CHESS Project Director Thomas Neff.

    $12B Army IT RFP is out

    The RFP for IT Enterprise Solutions–3 Services will likely shape Army IT acquisitions for years to come. 02/12/2016

  • Budget
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    FBI budget calls for doubling of 'Going Dark' funding

    The FBI’s fiscal 2017 request includes $69.3 million to address the challenge that end-to-end encryption and Web anonymity pose to law enforcement -- more than double its request from fiscal 2016. 02/12/2016

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