• 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

  • Defense
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    Trump announces new pick for Army secretary

    More than two months after his first candidate withdrew from consideration, President Trump has nominated a former Army physician for the post. 04/10/2017

  • Critical Read
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    Study pegs security benefits of new IT spending

    A deep dive into federal IT data tries to nail down the empirical advantages of new IT spending relative to security breaches. 04/10/2017

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    Putting yourself in others’ shoes can help you too!

    Steve Kelman suggests that organizational behavior research can have practical (and powerful) applications for federal managers. 04/10/2017

  • Comment
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    Cloud telecom can help agencies do more with less

    In the government's battle to streamline operations and cut costs, cloud-based unified communications offer a quick win. 04/10/2017

  • ExecTech
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    CMS 101

    Content management systems have grown more powerful and easier to use, but there are still some important factors for government users to consider. 04/10/2017

  • Infrastructure
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    OIG: USPS not prepared for IT blackout

    The United States Postal Service's IT systems and personnel could be unprepared to fulfill essential postal functions in the event of an emergency that disrupts normal operations. 04/07/2017

  • Oversight
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    Senators seek GAO probe of hiring-freeze effects

    Two senators are urging Congress's investigative arm to probe any adverse effects of President Trump's hiring freeze. 04/07/2017

  • Congress
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    Lawmakers seek intel on surveillance of Americans

    Lawmakers are demanding that the director of national intelligence release an estimate of the number of Americans who have been incidentally tracked during foreign surveillance under FISA Section 702. 04/07/2017