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  • Cybersecurity
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    Why there's no one deterrent for cyber

    Policymakers need to stop looking for a silver bullet deterrence model for cyber and recognize the complexity of the threats, say current and former officials. 02/16/2017

  • Oversight
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    Failed SBINet offers lessons for border wall oversight

    With a failed billion-dollar DHS project in mind, the agency's inspector general said he will audit the southern border wall project repeatedly as it is built. 02/16/2017

  • Open Gov
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    Prime time for the Data Act?

    Some early signs suggest that the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act could become a policy priority in the Trump administration. 02/16/2017

  • Law Enforcement
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    FBI to private sector: work with us

    The FBI is looking for more cooperation from industry and private businesses to identify and mitigate cyberthreats. 02/16/2017

  • Defense
    Terry Halvorsen

    How health IT hints at the future of innovation for DOD

    The current effort to integrate DOD systems with the Cerner electronic health record represents a new direction in Pentagon IT culture and practice, according to CIO Terry Halvorsen. 02/16/2017

  • Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

    Senate confirms Trump's OMB chief

    Mick Mulvaney, one of Capitol Hill's leading critics of government spending and debt, will serve as budget director in the Trump administration. 02/16/2017

  • Shutterstock image (by Sakkmesterke): big bang of technology and data, abstract.

    NGA seeks a new CIO

    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency needs an executive to both drive IT operations and facilitate collaboration with a wide range of partners. 02/16/2017

  • Innovation
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    No pause in DOD innovation programs

    DOD innovation programs are pushing ahead and industry show no signs of hesitation despite uncertainty around key leadership positions in the Pentagon. 02/15/2017

  • Health IT
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    New DOD health record looks to engage patients

    The initial rollout of the Pentagon's new commercial electronic health record system MHS Genesis has begun, with full implementation set for 2022. 02/15/2017

  • Census
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    2020 census tabbed as 'high risk' by GAO

    The 2020 Census is one of three additions to GAO's 2017 list of high-risk government programs. 02/15/2017

  • Comment
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    Security in the cloud

    SaaS applications are changing the way agencies work - but new security approaches are needed when you no longer have a perimeter to protect. 02/15/2017

  • Oversight
    GAO Seal

    Some IT bright spots in GAO annual risk report

    Federal IT acquisition and DHS management see gains over 2015, but GAO wants more improvement. 02/15/2017

  • Congress
    VA Secretary David Shulkin and Pence, Walz, Roe

    Veterans panel chairman wants faster action on VA scheduling

    After the Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans to pursue multiple scheduling projects, the chairman of VA's authorizing committee said the agency should have a single system in place. 02/15/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    DHS vague on rules for election aid, say states

    State election officials had more questions than answers after a Department of Homeland Security presentation on the designation of election systems as critical U.S. infrastructure. 02/14/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    McCaul describes a bleak cyber landscape

    The U.S. is losing the cyber war, the House Homeland Security chairman says. Better network defense, offensive capabilities, information sharing and an improved workforce are needed in order to prevail. 02/14/2017

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