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  • Cybersecurity
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    Why risk management is critical in cybersecurity

    The concept of cybersecurity as a risk management problem is taking root in corporate boardrooms as well as inside government agencies. 01/12/2017

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

    Outgoing DOD CIO says agility is key

    Terry Halvorsen is stepping down as DOD CIO at the end of February. He says the department must push ahead with cyber and IT reforms with an emphasis on developing greater agility. 01/12/2017

  • Transition
    Rudy Giuliani. (Photo credit: Albert H. Teich / Shutterstock, Inc.)

    Giuliani to head cybersecurity group within White House

    President-elect Donald Trump named former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to head a White House committee tasked with tackling cybersecurity challenges. 01/12/2017

  • Procurement

    FBOpen shuttered due to low usage

    The GSA site designed to acquaint entrepreneurs, innovators and small enterprises with opportunities in government contracting has been shuttered since the summer. 01/11/2017

  • Innovation
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    IARPA banks tech gains from prize programs

    Accuracy and innovation are spurred by opening up research more widely, according to a top intelligence tech research official. 01/11/2017

  • Defense
    Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

    Deputy secretary to stick at Pentagon through transition

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work will stay on briefly as the senior Pentagon civilian to assist the incoming Trump administration, and officials say it will be business as usual at DOD until new appointees say otherwise. 01/11/2017

  • Management
    Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    GSA wants more info on Trump's D.C. hotel plans

    On the heels of the president-elect's raucous Jan. 11 press conference, the General Services Administration wants more details on the future of the Trump Hotel doing business in a government building. 01/11/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
    David Shulkin USH VA

    Obama appointee to lead VA under Trump

    Dr. David Shulkin, the Department of Veterans Affairs current undersecretary for health, was tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the agency. 01/11/2017

  • Intelligence
    ODNI Clapper, CIA Brennan

    Senators push IC on whether Russia hacked GOP

    Senators on the intelligence committee questioned members of IC on the extent to which Russia hacked the RNC and how that played into their assessment that Putin wanted to help Trump win the election. 01/10/2017

  • Homeland Security
    Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly (Ret.)

    Border wall isn't enough, intel on Russian hacking accurate, DHS nominee says

    Retired Marine Lt. Gen. John Kelly, the would-be leader of the Department of Homeland Security told a Senate panel that a border wall is inadequate and embraced the accuracy of U.S. intelligence on Russian cyber intrusions, and information operations. 01/10/2017

  • Workforce
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    Detailed report still leaves questions about nepotism in government

    A Merit Systems Protection Board study spelled out federal rules regarding nepotism, but it's not clear what application they have to a president hiring an in-law to his White House staff. 01/10/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Lisa O. Monaco, President Obama White Houes Photo.

    Cyber threat grows exponentially, says outgoing official

    The number of cyber threats, attacks and criminals continues to grow, says an outgoing White House counterterrorism and cybersecurity advisor, and the new administration must continue developing international cyber norms. 01/10/2017

  • Oversight
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    Watchdog: improper workforce incentives could cost VA millions

    The Department of Veterans Affairs awards incentives to attract and retain skilled employees in hard-to-fill positions, but their unauthorized and improper uses could lead to millions of dollars in unsupported spending, according to a recent inspector general report. 01/10/2017

  • Workforce
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    Is Congress really going to cut your pay to $1?

    A brief history of the Holman Rule, and what it likely means for appropriations, agency programs and individual feds. 01/10/2017

  • Comment
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    The 2017 forecast for federal IT

    From cyber to cloud to automation, here are the trends to watch in the coming year. 01/09/2017

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