• Spectrum
    digital city (ShustrikS/Shutterstock.com)

    5G push could require federal spectrum

    Communications policy leaders are looking put federal spectrum in the pipeline as the U.S. gears up for faster mobile broadband. 03/28/2018

  • Encryption
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    How a terrorist's iPhone became the 'poster child' for the FBI's encryption challenge

    According to an oversight report, a senior FBI official became concerned that techies in the bureau were slow-walking a plan to crack the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter in the hope of obtaining a favorable court verdict. 03/27/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Tax watchdog dings IRS on security controls

    Poor security controls for an online tax transcript service at the IRS may be fueling refund fraud, an inspector general audit found. 03/27/2018

  • Comment
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    Make way for the MGT Act

    Three ways federal IT program managers can proactively adapt to change. 03/27/2018

  • Census
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    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts. 03/27/2018

  • Digital Gov
    USDS

    How the U.S. Digital Service thrives in the Trump era

    The tech shop that grew out of the Obama-era Healthcare.gov fix-it squad appears to be a permanent fixture of government under the Trump administration. 03/27/2018

  • Acquisition
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    CBP to consolidate IT offices

    CBP plans to move almost 4,000 IT workers around the capital region to a single facility in Loudoun County. 03/26/2018

  • Defense
    consolidation (By tereez/Shutterstock.com)

    Navy axes CIO office in reorg

    Navy Undersecretary Thomas Modly announced his new role as Navy CIO, collapsing the previous office that oversaw IT guidance for the Marine Corps and Navy. 03/26/2018

  • People
    voting scrutiny (Bakhtiar Zein/Shutterstock.com)

    DHS hires former EAC chairman to tackle election security

    A month after being passed over for another term on the Election Assistance Commission, Matthew Masterson joins the Department of Homeland Security to tackle election security issues. 03/26/2018

  • Telecommunications
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    FCC chief floats new supply chain rules for telecom

    The plan would bar the use of funds in an $8.5 billion telecom subsidy from going to foreign equipment suppliers who are deemed a threat to national security. 03/26/2018

  • Acquisition
    cloud computing (Shutterstock.com)

    Tech trade groups urge DOD to rethink cloud strategy

    The Department of Defense reaped more than 1,000 comments on cloud procurement, including suggestions for technology trade groups to reshape its approach on a planned single-vendor cloud deal. 03/26/2018

  • Comment
    lock on a chip (shutterstock.com image)

    10 tips for agencies looking to address cyber threats

    Here's how federal IT teams can better prioritize cyber threats, shift their approach to spending and improve cyber defense. 03/23/2018

  • Acquisition
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    USAF head praises OTAs, but warns on micromanagement

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told a Capitol Hill panel that she was pleased with new acquisition authorities, but said micromanagement is still slowing the pace of procurement. 03/23/2018

  • Law Enforcement
    Cyber Attack

    U.S. indicts Iranian hackers

    The Departments of Justice and Treasury announced indictments and sanctions for an Iranian company and 10 individuals for stealing billions of dollars in research and intellectual property from universities in the United States and around the world. 03/23/2018

  • Contracting
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    EIS contractors want more time for transition

    EIS contractors are chafing under what they see as a slow transition from GSA's old telecommunications contract to its next-generation vehicle. 03/23/2018

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