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  • Justice
    Dana Boente DOJ

    Boente tapped as DOJ's acting national security chief

    Dana Boente is moving to his third acting position in the Department of Justice since January, replacing Mary McCord as acting assistant attorney general of the National Security Division. 05/01/2017

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    Do we still need systems integrators?

    David Eaves argues that any modern IT system should be designed from the outset to talk to other systems. 05/01/2017

  • Management
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    White House takes on technology revamp

    The White House is standing up a technology council to "transform and modernize" the government's IT and digital services. 05/01/2017

  • Budget
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    Congress agrees on funding package

    After flirting with a partial shutdown, lawmakers agreed on a bipartisan $1 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through September. 05/01/2017

  • Comment
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    Why compliance demands a DevOps approach

    Security compliance doesn't have to stifle innovation -- it should baked into the agile development process. 04/28/2017

  • Intelligence
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    NSA halts Section 702 'upstream' collection

    The NSA says it is halting "upstream" collection of email traffic that mentions targets of foreign surveillance after an internal review of "inadvertent compliance incidents" involving information collected on U.S. persons. 04/28/2017

  • Open Data
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    Senators seek to protect federal data

    Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced a bill seeking to protect public access to open government data through legislation and prevent its removal without sufficient public notice. 04/28/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    Senate cyber panel makes public debut

    Lawmakers probe why the U.S. needs a strategy, authorities and systems to deter and defend against cyber-enabled information operations directed as the U.S. 04/28/2017

  • Congress
    Will Hurd

    MGT is back

    Capitol Hill IT modernization champion Will Hurd reintroduced a bill to support the retirement of legacy technology and the shift to cloud and managed services. 04/28/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    Trump taps hedge fund CISO to lead IT at DHS

    Richard Staropoli, who leads IT security at a New York-based hedge fund, will serve as the top tech official at the Department of Homeland Security. 04/28/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    New VA office to focus on whistleblowers, accountability

    President Trump visited the VA's headquarters to sign an executive order setting up a new office inside the agency to target problem employees and protect whistleblowers. 04/27/2017

  • Open Data
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    Trump tech aide touts DATA Act as 'model' for innovation

    A few agencies will miss the May deadline to electronically submit their financial data, but robust support of spending data transparency from the White House, Congress and the private sector will keep the pressure on lagging agencies. 04/27/2017

  • Alec Ross -state

    E-diplomacy guru seeks elected office

    Alec Ross, a pioneer of e-diplomacy at the State Department and an adviser to Hillary Clinton, is running for governor of Maryland. 04/27/2017

  • Management
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    OMB seeks more specific IT spending data

    New guidance instructs agencies to break out investments for seven standard "support IT" categories. 04/27/2017

  • Health IT
    Tom Price - HHS - senate confirmation

    Price: Docs aren't 'data-entry clerks'

    The nation's top health official wants to reduce the burden he says health IT regulation puts on practitioners. 04/27/2017

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