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  • Congress
    Will Hurd

    After MGT, Hurd presses cyber national guard bill

    Author of MGT Act says lack of permanent CIOs in government may limit effectiveness of IT modernization, sets sights on bolstering cyber workforce. 09/25/2017

  • Digital Gov
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    Healthcare.gov downtime to grow during 2017 open enrollment

    Uptime for the Healthcare.gov system will decrease during the coming open enrollment period, in part due to a shortened open season, and in part due to an increase in scheduled maintenance. 09/25/2017

  • Management
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    What keeps govtech leaders up at night?

    A joint survey by Grant Thornton and PSC found that IT stakeholders in government fear their own employees and outdated systems the most when it comes to cybersecurity. 09/25/2017

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    Do children of the wealthy grow up to be bad managers and leaders?

    Steve Kelman explores a new research paper that connects income inequality to narcissism and leader effectiveness. 09/25/2017

  • Comment
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    The security aspects of modernization

    A White House plan and a recent survey of federal IT leaders highlight the need for collaboration when it comes to creating a secure, modern IT environment. 09/22/2017

  • Critical Read
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    A how-to software guide for federal managers

    A guide from 18F aimed at federal managers without a software engineering background prioritizes continuous, incremental improvement and user-centered design. 09/22/2017

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    State Department names new tech policy lead

    In the wake of a decision to eliminate a special coordinator for cybersecurity issues, the department has tapped a key Hill staffer for a new deputy assistant secretary post. 09/22/2017

  • Telecom
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    How GSA can make its $50B telecom contract succeed

    The Government Accountability Office wants to see better transition planning as agencies start to move to the Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract. 09/22/2017

  • Oversight
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    Audit finds network vulnerabilities at NRC

    While rating the IT security as "generally effective," an audit of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Region IV office found several lapses that could leave sensitive data exposed. 09/22/2017

  • Workforce
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    Amid reorg, agency leaders push for SES reforms

    Amid reorganization and downsizing, agency leaders want to ensure there's a healthy pipeline for the senior executive service to carry out its mission. 09/21/2017

  • Cloud
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    USAF awards $1B cloud deal

    Dell EMC, Microsoft and General Dynamics are the winners in what's being called the largest-ever federal cloud award. 09/21/2017

  • Digital Gov
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    LOC launches digital labs

    The Library of Congress wants innovators to find new ways to explore and utilize the institution's vast digital collections. 09/21/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Crunch time for acquisition portal in defense bill

    Reconciliation of the massive defense bill could put new off-the-shelf acquisition sources into the federal acquisition mix, but experts worry about the details. 09/21/2017

  • Defense
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    Navy delays 2018 NGEN award schedule

    The Navy announced a five-month delay in its award schedule for two of its IT contracts to implement a new 'sprint' process. 09/21/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    SEC Chairman Jay Clayton

    SEC owns up to 2016 breach

    A key database of financial information was breached in 2016, possibly in support of insider trading, said the Securities and Exchange Commission. 09/21/2017

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