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  • Homeland Security
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    What does a military boss mean for DHS?

    Former DHS managers say John Kelly is a solid choice to lead the agency, but he faces some of the same old challenges -- and could encounter some steep learning curves. 12/08/2016

  • Comment
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    5 best practices for agile procurement

    As federal CIOs make the shift from managing infrastructure to managing applications, they also need to change their mindset about procurement. 12/08/2016

  • Shared Services
    OMB Controller Dave Mader at a Dec. 7, 2016, shared services event in Washington  (Photo: FCW)

    Making a market for shared services

    OMB and GSA have spent the last year bringing structure to agencies' back-office system needs. Now they have to keep it moving for the next administration. 12/07/2016

  • Congress
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    Dems push for Russia hacking investigation

    The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and others in Congress including one top Republican want to air allegations of Russian cyber interference in the U.S. elections. President-elect Trump has dismissed the assertions by U.S. spies as politically motivated. 12/07/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why the federal CISO can't sleep

    Federal cybersecurity officials are incorporating advice from the industry advisory group NSTAC into incident response policy. 12/07/2016

  • Transition
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    Gen. John Kelly picked to head DHS under Trump

    The president-elect has selected another retired Marine general for his cabinet -- John F. Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security. 12/07/2016

  • 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
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    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

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