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  • Transition
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    How will Trump tackle legacy IT?

    In order to advance policy priorities, the next administration will have to navigate a government that is both reliant on and slowed by legacy IT. Exactly how remains an open question. 12/07/2016

  • Critical Read
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    Why DOD needs a mobile upgrade

    A new report from the Center for a New American Security argues the Pentagon needs to ditch its risk-averse culture and procurement procedures and embrace next-generation mobile technology. 12/06/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Industry sees coming regulatory 'pause' on cyber

    The new White House cybersecurity commission report sets the stage for the next administration to make it easier for companies to share cyber threat information. 12/06/2016

  • Acquisition
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    GSA adds data security solutions to Schedule 70

    The agency says Adobe’s electronic signature solutions and other tools will help agencies manage a broad list of federal security requirements. 12/06/2016

  • Congess
    Will Hurd

    Agencies still aren't acing FITARA

    Twelve of the 24 CFO Act agencies governed by FITARA improved their grades on the latest scorecard. 12/06/2016

  • Intelligence
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    Congressman pushes Obama on cyber deterrence policy

    The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee says one of the remaining imperatives for the President Obama is to develop a cyber deterrence strategy and pass it forward to the Trump Administration along with a host of other cyber challenges. 12/06/2016

  • COMMENT
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    Open source is so much more than free code

    The former Department of Veterans Affairs CIO shows how successful development and use of open source software requires collaboration, transparency and a commitment to management. 12/06/2016

  • Workforce
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    Trump administration can appoint up to 9,000

    Beyond the top-level cabinet positions, President-elect Donald Trump will have as many as 9,000 appointments to make across the government, according to data from the just-released Plum Book of federal jobs. 12/05/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Commission: Trump admin needs to prioritize cybersecurity

    With its report now delivered to the White House, the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity says the next step is to implement the recommendations, starting with simply making cybersecurity a government priority. 12/05/2016

  • Defense
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    Where would Mattis take cyber?

    The president-elect's selection for secretary of defense is well known for his sometimes off-color comments on warfare and threats to the U.S., but James Mattis is largely a blank slate when it comes to cyber. 12/05/2016

  • Congress
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    $9 billion price tag likely dooms MGT Act

    The Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementation of the Modernizing Government Technology Act will cost $9 billion over five years. 12/05/2016

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    Donald Trump and federal procurement: Who woulda thunk it?

    Steve Kelman notes that acquisition issues have surfaced twice already for the next administration. 12/05/2016

  • Cybersecurity

    53 steps to stronger cybersecurity

    The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued its long-awaited report, which calls for (among many other things) a new agency to consolidate, administer and secure federal IT infrastructure. 12/02/2016

  • Innovation
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    Tech leaders urge Senate to codify PIF program

    A group of entrepreneurs, coders and former officials are urging the Senate to pass legislation that would make the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent fixture of government. 12/02/2016

  • Congress
    Phil Roe

    House VA committtee gets new boss

    Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) will replace outgoing Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida as chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. 12/02/2016

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