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  • Oversight
    John Roth

    DHS OIG slams USCIS on immigration IT

    DHS Inspector General John Roth took a hard line on USCIS's lagging immigration benefits processing system in an audit that covered an 11-year cycle of IT shortcomings and agency resistance to independent examinations. 03/15/2016

  • Workforce
    Tablet PC

    NIST: Time to take telework's cyber risks seriously

    With telework and BYOD on the rise, NIST is updating its guidelines from 2009 to address how organizations and individuals can protect themselves from cyberattacks. 03/15/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Crypto battle presents 'hard choices,' says federal CIO

    Federal CIO Tony Scott favors strong encryption, but sees a place for "narrow exceptions" for law enforcement. 03/15/2016

  • Opinion
    LaVerne H. Council, Asst. Secretary for Information and Technology, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

    The OI&T transformation at VA

    LaVerne H. Council, the top tech official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, explains how the Office of Information and Technology is modernizing culture, processes and capabilities to create a a world-class, customer-focused and veteran-centered service organization. 03/15/2016

  • Budget
    Beth Cobert, OPM, official

    OPM to run old and new systems side-by-side

    The personnel agency asked lawmakers to approve funding for cybersecurity work and an IT modernization process that will take years. 03/15/2016

  • Congress
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    House passes bill to trim energy use at federal data centers

    The Energy Efficient Government Technology Act would re-baseline data center efficiency standards and require OMB to coordinate with agencies on energy saving technology. 03/15/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Federal CISO needs real power, says advisory group

    The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee at DHS wants the new federal chief information security officer to drive policy and have real visibility across agencies. 03/14/2016

  • Workforce
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    U.S. Digital Service team makes recruitment pitch at SXSW

    CTO Megan Smith and USDS Director Haley Van Dyck tried to sell techies at the South by Southwest Interactive conference on public service careers. 03/14/2016

  • Procurement

    Tech teams aim to upend procurement

    Teams of techies will bring new acquisition models to seven agencies as part of the Digital Acquisitions Pilot. 03/11/2016

  • Opinion
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    CIO success: Does the song remain the same?

    The advice in a 15-year-old Government Accountability Office report is remarkably relevant to the CIO's role in the FITARA era. 03/11/2016

  • Congress
    Richard Burr official photo, 114th Congress

    Senate encryption bill expected next week

    The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is hopeful that his bi-partisan three-page encryption bill text will be released next week. 03/10/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Can Obama’s cyber commission outlast his administration?

    President Obama's recently announced Commission for Enhancing National Cybersecurity has ambitions to produce an actionable framework that will carry over to the next administration and seeks to invigorate a younger, more diverse cybersecurity workforce pipeline. 03/10/2016

  • Homeland Security
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    DHS creates intel fast lane for select analysts

    Report to Congress reveals the department has given some workers special accounts that bypass DHS data access control policies. 03/09/2016

  • Drones
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    Pentagon flew handful of drones over U.S. in last decade

    A DOD oversight report, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from FCW and other outlets, sheds light on the complications that arise when the military puts its drones to use domestically. 03/09/2016

  • Homeland Security
    Jeh Johnson

    Einstein, cyber workforce priorities for DHS chief

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson hopes to build his legacy by shoring up the cyber workforce and driving management reforms. 03/08/2016

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