• Congress
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

    Oversight chief won't seek new term

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will not seek re-election to Congress in 2018. 04/19/2017

  • Defense
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    JIDO goes agile, but can DOD?

    The Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Organization has spent the last five years implementing an agile DevOps framework, but scaling that across the DOD is another challenge altogether. 04/19/2017

  • Procurement
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    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market. 04/18/2017

  • GPS
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    Navigation moves indoors

    By using the data generated from smartphone sensor readings, radio frequency signal strengths and GPS fixes, NIST hopes developers can build indoor navigation apps that can be validated against fixed locations. 04/18/2017

  • Comment
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    Getting agencies access to insider threat solutions

    Thanks to GWACs and small businesses, a growing number of options are available. 04/18/2017

  • Data
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    Former Microsoft chief launches government data site

    Steve Ballmer's $10 million government data site offers scope and scale, but transparency advocates warn that it's not a management tool. 04/18/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    DHS Secretary cryptic on cyber

    In his first public speech as Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly said government networks are constantly being bombarded, but he offered few details on any new cyber policies or initiatives. 04/18/2017

  • Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen (Photo: Michael Bonfigli)

    Terry Halvorsen joins Samsung

    The former DOD CIO is taking a senior role with the Korean electronics manufacturer. 04/17/2017

  • Defense
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    IG: DISA needs a 3-year ATO for collaboration tool

    The Pentagon's inspector general said DISA has complied with software management procedures for the lifecycle management of Defense Collaboration Services, but needs to mitigate risk levels to obtain a full 3-year authority-to-operate. 04/17/2017

  • Comment
    cloud security

    Securing the government cloud

    FedRAMP is a good first step, argues one security expert, but in the end, the customer is responsible for taking steps to prevent, detect and respond to cyber adversaries. 04/17/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Microsoft says it's all patched up

    The latest Shadow Brokers release of alleged NSA hacking tools included a trove of Microsoft exploits, but the software giant says it has now patched all of the vulnerabilities in the leaked code. 04/17/2017

  • Oversight
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    House panel nudges Trump over IGs

    The chairman and ranking member of a key oversight committee want the Trump administration to find candidates for 11 open inspector general posts. 04/17/2017

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    What are the real reasons small firms won't sell to the government?

    Steve Kelman goes outside the traditional government contractor community for insights into the true barriers to entry. 04/17/2017

  • Comment
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    How government can securely move IT systems to the cloud

    To manage the risks and maximize the opportunities, agencies keep five key considerations in mind. 04/14/2017

  • Oversight
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    IG: SSA system reboot success depends on backlog

    The Social Security Administration's reboot of a failed $300 million IT system for its disability program is being rolled out gradually, and it's getting good marks so far. 04/14/2017