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  • National Security
    Shutterstock image (by Jirsak): customer care, relationship management, and leadership concept.

    Obama wraps up security clearance reforms

    In a last-minute executive order, President Obama institutes structural reforms to the security clearance process designed to create a more unified system across government agencies. 01/18/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    House panel probes DHS scans of state election tech

    Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz wants the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general to look more deeply into reports of unauthorized scans of Georgia's network firewall. 01/18/2017

  • Defense
    Frank Kendall

    DOD official takes aim at interference from Congress

    Frank Kendall, the outgoing and possibly last undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, says congressional attempts to reform acquisition do more harm than good. 01/18/2017

  • Comment
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    How to foster an innovation culture in government

    To close the innovation gap between the public and private sector, governments must become applied learning systems that constantly adapt to change. 01/18/2017

  • VA OIG SEAL

    VA watchdog seeks CIO

    The office of the inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to hire a deputy assistant IG for its management and administration division who will also have CIO responsibilities. 01/17/2017

  • Contracting
    room of computers

    Acquisition gateway expands in 2016

    One of the General Services Administration's key category management efforts, the acquisition gateway, saw thousands visitors with IT contracts on their minds. 01/17/2017

  • Transition
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    Trump taps family friend as tech adviser

    President-elect Donald Trump named Reed Cordish as assistant to the president for intragovernmental and technology initiatives. 01/17/2017

  • Congress
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    House leaders back plan to authorize DHS

    The Department of Homeland Security hasn't been authorized by Congress since it was created in 2002, but a move to change that is gaining momentum in the House. 01/17/2017

  • Donald Trump at a September 2016 campaign event in Aston, Pa.  Photo: Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com

    Trump's triumph

    Steve Kelman suggests the president-elect's brash communication style could prove effective in office as well. 01/17/2017

  • Open Data
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    DATA Act deadline signals need for upgrades

    While most CFO Act agencies expect to hit the May deadline of the DATA Act, some agencies will need to change their accounting practices and upgrade their systems. 01/13/2017

  • Acquisition
    FCW magazine

    What to make of the Alliant 2 protest rulings

    With the pre-award protests all resolved in GSA's favor, is the $50 billion IT services contract now bulletproof? 01/13/2017

  • Defense
    James Mattis

    Cyber plays small role in cordial Mattis hearing

    The Senate panel reviewing the nomination of James Mattis, a retired Marine general, to head the Defense Department focused on strategic threats and agency priorities, including Russia, nuclear modernization, the Pentagon budget and to a small extent, cyber. 01/12/2017

  • Defense
    Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen (Photo: Michael Bonfigli)

    Outgoing DOD CIO says agility is key

    Terry Halvorsen is stepping down as DOD CIO at the end of February. He says the department must push ahead with cyber and IT reforms with an emphasis on developing greater agility. 01/12/2017

  • Transition
    Rudy Giuliani. (Photo credit: Albert H. Teich / Shutterstock, Inc.)

    Giuliani to head cybersecurity group within White House

    President-elect Donald Trump named former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to head a White House committee tasked with tackling cybersecurity challenges. 01/12/2017

  • Defense
    Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

    Deputy secretary to stick at Pentagon through transition

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work will stay on briefly as the senior Pentagon civilian to assist the incoming Trump administration, and officials say it will be business as usual at DOD until new appointees say otherwise. 01/11/2017

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