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  • Innovation
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    'A prototype is worth a thousand meetings'

    SBA CIO Maria Roat is urging agencies to encourage experimentation -- and to not confuse modernization with innovation. 03/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Should the U.S. stockpile zero days?

    Zero-day vulnerabilities live on average for 6.9 years and have a low rate of discovery by other entities, which could argue in favor of stockpiling them, according to a comprehensive study by the RAND Corporation. 03/13/2017

  • Congress
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    What happens to

    Under the new GOP health care proposal, future online health care marketplaces could be state-based, private or non-existent. 03/13/2017

  • Contracting
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    IT contractor to pay $45 million to settle software overcharge

    Software giant CA will pay the U.S. government $45 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the General Services Administration for software licenses. 03/13/2017

  • Social Media
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    Watchdog: DHS social media screening lacks objectives

    Two DHS components launched social media screening pilots in the wake of the San Bernardino shooting. The agency's internal watchdog wants to see improved coordination and measurable goals. 03/10/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Vault 7 leak highlights insider threat

    The WikiLeaks release of alleged CIA hacking program data is the latest example of what one former intelligence official says is the greatest cybersecurity challenge: the insider threat. 03/10/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA chief swears off software development

    In his most pointed comments on IT to date, David Shulkin, secretary of Veterans Affairs, said that the agency will move to off-the-shelf software. 03/10/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    FDIC leads agencies in major cyber incidents

    The bank regulator was responsible for 10 of 16 major information security incidents recorded in the FY2016 FISMA report. 03/10/2017

  • Contracting
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    How budget sequestration affected contracting

    Defense agency contract obligations for IT and telecom services dipped over the last five years under the Budget Control Act, even as civilian side obligations held steady. 03/10/2017

  • Records Management
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    Chaffetz, Cummings push White House on records

    A bipartisan letter from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee seeks information on Trump administration compliance with federal recordkeeping laws. 03/09/2017

  • Oversight
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    IGs: budget cuts could put cybersecurity at risk

    Inspectors general fear that budget cuts could force agencies to choose between spending on program operations and cybersecurity. 03/09/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    Industry calls for more cyber threat context from DHS

    The Department of Homeland Security is not providing enough context around the cyber threat indicators it shares with the private sector for firms to use the data effectively, say industry leaders. 03/09/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    DHS wants a look at anti-drone tech

    DHS' Science and Technology directorate invites counter-drone technology companies to show off their capabilities, while military commanders warn about unauthorized drones near military bases. 03/09/2017

  • Aaron Snow

    Former 18F director joins cBrain

    The former head of the General Services Administration's 18F innovation shop has joined service founder Greg Godbout at the digital government firm cBrain. 03/09/2017

  • Norman Dong

    GSA Public Buildings Service commissioner steps down

    Leadership change at GSA comes as the agency must decide how to address potential conflicts arising from President Trump's lease on the Old Post Office. 03/08/2017

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