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When it comes to buying digital tools, too many agencies are hung up on what they believe is not allowed.
It looks like NASA is going to go the full 10 years on its agencywide $2.5 billion IT services contract ACES, despite early hiccups.
There's momentum in the public and private sectors behind an idea to expand government's role in validating digital identities.
Congressional advocates for legislation on voting security said the Trump order was welcome but didn't go far enough.
A 2017 cybersecurity directive is providing DHS with a flood of data on hackers attempting to penetrate federal systems through fake emails, but thus far the agency has not articulated a plan for using the information.
The Intelligence Community's use of a common desktop put some applications at risk, a top ODNI tech official said, and a reference architecture approach could prove more accommodating.
Federal CIO Suzette Kent said she will talk about federal technology workforce needs at a White House session.
Students drawn to digital government are bringing desperately needed skills (and enthusiasm) to agencies that are willing to engage, Steve Kelman writes.
A group of 182 lawmakers are opposing President Trump's plan to freeze pay for civilian federal employees.
The $2 billion "AI Next" campaign aims to transform computers from specialized tools to partners with contextual reasoning capabilities.
A new blanket purchasing agreement aligns GSA and Air Force in a "strategic partnership" on IT hardware and products under blanket purchase agreement.
The federal government's central cyber incident response agency played a minor role in the wake of the Equifax breach, while agencies wondered who was in charge.
The prolific Russian hacker accused of participating in the largest theft of customer data from an American financial institution has been arrested, extradited and will face trial in the United States.
Agencies have no shortage of mandates and top-down guidance, but true risk management starts elsewhere.
California firefighters battling wildfires have complained to Verizon about wireless data throttling, and the state's senators are pushing the carrier and the FCC for an explanation.
Defense Department CIO Dana Deasy said DOD is keeping the common access card, but is open to modernizing ID management.
The U.S. government levied criminal and economic sanctions against a North Korean programmer and a company accused of carrying out the 2014 Sony hack, the 2017 WannaCry attacks and other cybercrimes.
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Government leaders should examine how the private sector addresses massive vulnerabilities and inherent instability through collaboration.
Steve Kelman reports on what prompted Kelly O'Connor to take an rather unusual career turn.
Now it's time for federal contractors to follow suit.
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