• Acquisition
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    Where should agencies look for innovation?

    John Kammerer, NSA's technical director of high performance computing solutions, wants the federal government to pay more attention to startups. 11/03/2017

  • Oversight
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    Lawmakers look to keep close tabs on VA's health record switch

    A bipartisan quartet of lawmakers introduced legislation that would compel the Department of Veterans Affairs to document how it plans to implement its new electronic health record system. 11/03/2017

  • Workforce
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    House targets burrowers, new hires at agencies

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a series of workforce-related bills that target burrowers and new hires while extending whistleblower and telework provisions 11/03/2017

  • Spotlight on the Census
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    Why GAO nixed the Census mobile deal

    Census made several key slipups in its decision to award a $283 million mobile device contract for the 2020 population count, according to the Government Accountability Office. 11/03/2017

  • Homeland Security

    IG: Silos contributing to DHS immigration woes

    An audit found that DHS is struggling to implement a unified immigration strategy and pointed to a series of breakdowns that illustrate a lack of communication and coordination between different offices. 11/02/2017

  • Acquisition
    Lesley Field

    Procurement priorities take cues from commercial space

    Acquisition policy is focusing on more transparent, innovative buying methods that take cues from commercial markets. 11/02/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

    Whitehouse renews call for cyber IG

    One lawmaker thinks it's time for a dedicated inspector general with the authority to do penetration testing of federal agency networks and systems. 11/01/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    U.S. ports lack key cyber tools

    The NotPetya attack in June that briefly crippled shipping giant Maersk is a reminder that maritime cybersecurity vulnerability is a problem with global reach. 10/31/2017

  • Oversight
    EPA seal

    IG: EPA infosec needs better management

    The EPA's internal watchdog praised the agency's information security program, but says improved management and training program are required to protect data. 10/30/2017

  • Comment
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    Agile at scale

    Federal agencies are embracing agile development, but new ways of thinking are needed to make it work at government scale. 10/30/2017

  • Budget
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    Congress passes budget plan without steep cuts to federal retirement plans

    The House narrowly approved a budget blueprint that omitted deep cuts to federal retirement benefits initially sought by conservatives on Capitol Hill. 10/26/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Can dark fiber help secure the energy grid?

    Sen. Bill Cassidy is interested in the possibility of legislation to support an isolated networks that can conceal and protect the electric grid. 10/26/2017

  • Management
    Dr. John Zangardi, principal deputy CIO, Department of Defense

    Acting DOD tech chief tapped for DHS CIO post

    President Donald Trump selects a longtime DOD tech hand for the DHS CIO job 12 weeks after a New York hedge fund CISO abruptly left the post. 10/26/2017

  • Oversight
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    Kaspersky: pirated software led to NSA contractor breach

    The embattled cyber vendor claims an NSA contractor breach can be traced to a pirated version of Microsoft Word. 10/25/2017

  • Congress
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    Lawmakers grill IRS on management, IT security

    Lawmakers expressed frustration with the tax agency's failures to implement oversight recommendations for workforce management, IT security and legacy systems, as well as its handling of the recent Equifax contract. 10/25/2017

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