• Management
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    Trump transition the slowest in decades

    The Trump administration is appointing Senate-confirmed positions, including those critical to national security, at a historically slow pace. 04/13/2017

  • Enterprise Tech
    Windows Vista

    Why the Vista sunset is not a big deal

    With Vista no longer supported by Microsoft, Windows 7 is the next major operating system scheduled for obsolescence. 04/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Former intel chiefs fear future election hacks

    Former top CIA and NSA officials say Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election marks the dawn of a new era for information warfare directed against U.S. interests. 04/13/2017

  • Drones
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    FAA rolls out no-drone zones

    The agency released new data detailing drone flight restrictions around airports and military bases and has begun a process that could further restrict private drone use. 04/13/2017

  • Telecommunications
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    Can 911 get with the times?

    While innovative consumer communications apps proliferate, the 911 emergency infrastructure remains stuck in the 20th century. 04/12/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Student cyber teams do battle

    Student cyber teams from the military academies are doing battle with an NSA-led red cell trying to disable their networks in the NSA's annual Cyber Defense Exercise. 04/12/2017

  • Management
    OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans. 04/12/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA mulls cloud-based version of Vista

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is examining the possibility of keeping its Vista health record, but as an outsourced, commercialized cloud-based service. 04/12/2017

  • Management
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    Hiring freeze out, but wider job cuts on tap

    While the White House announced an end to the 90-day hiring freeze, agencies will still be on a short leash -- and legacy IT systems are also in the president's sights. 04/11/2017

  • Oversight
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    IG: Federal Reserve should standardize its continuous monitoring

    The Federal Reserve System lacks guidance to ensure continuous monitoring and information uploading practices are consistent across its regional banks. 04/11/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    Fate of Trump cyber order still unclear

    President Trump's long-awaited cyber executive order continues to be a source of intrigue as government and industry officials speculate what it will cover and when it will finally land. 04/11/2017

  • Telecommunications
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    Record ZTE fine spotlights weak links in supply chain

    The record $1.19 billion fine imposed on a Chinese telecommunications firm in March for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea is worth keeping in mind as dangers to supply chain security mount, said top U.S. counterintelligence official. 04/11/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Agencies need to talk IT, intel for supply chain

    As supply chain management has become a key insider threat, agencies need to reach out to industry for help, said experts. 04/11/2017

  • Workforce
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    OPM looking to rebuild trust

    OPM's National Background Investigations Bureau says it is now effectively securing its legacy IT systems and that people can trust the agency to keep their security clearance data safe. 04/11/2017

  • Law Enforcement
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    Feds make arrest in decade-long botnet probe

    Peter Yuryevich Levashov, a Russian national, was arrested in Barcelona and charged with running a massive international spambot. 04/10/2017