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  • Cybersecurity

    Critical infrastructure designation for voting goes too far, says state official

    Louisiana's secretary of state says possible DHS protection of state election systems, even in the wake of hacks, would be "overreach" by the federal government. 09/13/2016

  • Cyber
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    Army wants cyber capability everywhere

    The Army's cyber director said cyber, electronic warfare and information operations must be integrated into warfighters' doctrine and training. 09/13/2016

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    Why contract language matters with cloud

    GSA's FedRAMP is a good starting point for cloud security, but experts say agencies must fine-tune their arrangements with vendors by using service-level agreements. 09/13/2016

  • Tech to help track parachute deployment

    The Army wants an IT solution to track cargo and personnel parachute inventory. 09/13/2016

  • Critical Read
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    5 steps to more effective CTOs

    New report examines roles and reporting structures for federal chief technology officers. 09/13/2016

  • Critical Read
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    Managing the transition

    A new report from the Partnership for Public Service wants the next administration to treat government as an integrated enterprise and tap the existing talent pool. 09/12/2016

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    Lawmaker grouses about cybersecurity delays at IRS

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wants the tax agency to pick up the pace on Einstein implementation. 09/12/2016

  • Customer Service
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    How agencies plan to improve customer service

    Federal agencies are increasingly looking to the private sector for tips on how to improve customer experience. 09/12/2016

  • Oversight
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    GAO finds holes in ACA data verification

    The Government Accountability Office managed to push bogus applications past Affordable Care Act data verification requirements to get approval for health insurance coverage. 09/12/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    GSA retools Schedule 70 for cyber

    Government technology purchasers using GSA's Schedule 70 have new options for acquiring cybersecurity services. 09/12/2016

  • Oversight
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    IG tells TSA to tighten up transportation ID security

    Dockworkers, truckers and others must have government-issued credentials to access secure facilities, but a watchdog says the program for granting those credentials needs to be improved. 09/12/2016

  • Cloud
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    Cloud approval can cost over $2 million

    Cost estimates for FedRAMP authorization aren't simple to calculate, but on average it runs about $2.25 million, according to GSA. 09/12/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    Gregory Touhill

    New CISO faces tough sprint

    Greg Touhill, the first governmentwide CISO, will have a long task list and a short window of time as the Obama administration enters its last four months. 09/09/2016

  • Oversight
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    GAO warns Census IT efforts are lagging

    The Census Bureau may miss targets on a major IT modernization plan ahead of the 2020 population count, according to a GAO report. 09/09/2016

  • Privacy
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    Are NIST's privacy controls out of date?

    Federal chief privacy officers are charged with ensuring that agencies store data legally and safely, but some are concerned that their policy guidelines are outmoded. 09/09/2016

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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