• 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

  • Budget
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    Congress plans one-week punt on funding deadline

    Congress and the White House need more time to come to terms on a package to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2017. 04/27/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (Photo by Michael Bonfigli, Christian Science Monitor)

    Clapper: Russia, nonstate actors emboldened in digital world

    Russia has been emboldened by its successful intervention in the 2016 election, and nonstate actors, such as WikiLeaks, are a growing threat in the digital space, said former director of national intelligence James Clapper during a ranging public appearance. 04/26/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Congress pushes DOD on IT acquisition agility

    Despite years of reform efforts and legislation, the DOD is still struggling to become more agile with IT acquisition, and Congress is searching for answers why. 04/26/2017

  • Cloud
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    Box brings milspec security to its entire platform

    DOD's authorization for Impact Level 4 means controls for sensitive unclassified information are now in place for all customers. FedRAMP High authorization is in the works, and will also be platform-wide. 04/26/2017

  • Defense

    Air Force invites hackers to a friendly dogfight

    The Air Force is the latest military service to partner with HackerOne on a bug bounty competition where hackers can win prize money by finding vulnerabilities in Air Force sites. 04/26/2017

  • Congress
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    Senate bill would end shutdown politics

    Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is looking to make shutdown showdowns on Capitol Hill a thing of the past. 04/26/2017

  • Randolph P. "Tex" Alles Secret Service chief April 2017

    Border official tapped to head Secret Service

    President Donald Trump announced the appointment of Maj. Gen. Randolph "Tex" Alles, a veteran Marine and border control official, to serve as the new director of the Secret Service. 04/25/2017

  • FCW Perspectives
    Participants from FCW

    CDM in the trenches

    DHS, GSA and customer agencies discuss deployment efforts and ideas for future improvement. 04/25/2017

  • Critical Read
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    Report: Pawn Storm a growing cyber threat

    The cyber espionage group known as Pawn Storm, which was involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee, is increasingly focused on manipulating public opinion, says one cybersecurity firm. 04/25/2017

  • Comment
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    Orchestrating security technology

    To tackle advanced threats in an ever more complex cyber world, agencies must integrate all their security tools, data and processes. 04/25/2017

  • Comment
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    Why the CDM program needs an overhaul

    By focusing on legacy attack vectors, DHS’ cybersecurity program fails to address rapidly evolving new threats. 04/25/2017