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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
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    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
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    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

  • Gen. Joseph Keith Kellogg (ret.)

    Pentagon IT veteran installed as acting NSC chief

    Lt. Gen. Joseph Keith Kellogg (Ret.) has taken over as acting national security adviser in the wake of the sudden resignation of Michael Flynn. 02/14/2017

  • Telecommunications
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    CIOs: Telecom transition can spur IT modernization

    The move to a new $50 billion federal telecommunications contract should support transition to new IT services, official say. 02/14/2017

  • Workforce
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    How the hiring freeze targets millennials

    The government desperately needs younger talent to replace an aging workforce, and experts say that a freeze on hiring doesn't help. 02/14/2017

  • government industry dialog

    After the award: How to make contracts deliver

    A recent roundtable discussion found strong consensus that agencies and industry must team up to improve communication, collaboration and trust. 02/14/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency. 02/13/2017

  • Open Data
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    GSA moves one step closer to replacing DUNS

    The General Services Administration released an RFI looking for input on an open numbering system for federal procurement. 02/13/2017

  • Infrastructure

    Should Americans trust their voting tech?

    State officials told the Election Assistance Commission that they are looking to shore up the cybersecurity of voting systems in the wake of the 2016 elections. 02/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Worries over Trump's smartphone continue

    Top Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security Committee are worried President Trump is still using an outdated, vulnerable Android smartphone. 02/13/2017

  • Acquisition
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    NITAAC looks to fee caps, laptop refresh

    A big governmentwide contract vehicle at the National Institutes of Health is looking to support more large acquisitions, including cloud computing services. 02/13/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    Decision time for scheduling tech at VA

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is on deadline to decide whether to test a homegrown scheduling solution for patients. 02/12/2017

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