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  • Defense
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    IG: DISA needs a 3-year ATO for collaboration tool

    The Pentagon's inspector general said DISA has complied with software management procedures for the lifecycle management of Defense Collaboration Services, but needs to mitigate risk levels to obtain a full 3-year authority-to-operate. 04/17/2017

  • Oversight
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    House panel nudges Trump over IGs

    The chairman and ranking member of a key oversight committee want the Trump administration to find candidates for 11 open inspector general posts. 04/17/2017

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    What are the real reasons small firms won't sell to the government?

    Steve Kelman goes outside the traditional government contractor community for insights into the true barriers to entry. 04/17/2017

  • Oversight
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    IG: SSA system reboot success depends on backlog

    The Social Security Administration's reboot of a failed $300 million IT system for its disability program is being rolled out gradually, and it's getting good marks so far. 04/14/2017

  • Critical Read
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    IT insiders tell GAO what works

    As FITARA implementation progresses, a government watchdog convened a group of tech leaders to share lessons learned about acquisition. 04/14/2017

  • Management
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    Trump transition the slowest in decades

    The Trump administration is appointing Senate-confirmed positions, including those critical to national security, at a historically slow pace. 04/13/2017

  • Management
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    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans. 04/12/2017

  • Management
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    Hiring freeze out, but wider job cuts on tap

    While the White House announced an end to the 90-day hiring freeze, agencies will still be on a short leash -- and legacy IT systems are also in the president's sights. 04/11/2017

  • Oversight
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    IG: Federal Reserve should standardize its continuous monitoring

    The Federal Reserve System lacks guidance to ensure continuous monitoring and information uploading practices are consistent across its regional banks. 04/11/2017

  • Telecommunications
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    Record ZTE fine spotlights weak links in supply chain

    The record $1.19 billion fine imposed on a Chinese telecommunications firm in March for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea is worth keeping in mind as dangers to supply chain security mount, said top U.S. counterintelligence official. 04/11/2017

  • Workforce
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    OPM looking to rebuild trust

    OPM's National Background Investigations Bureau says it is now effectively securing its legacy IT systems and that people can trust the agency to keep their security clearance data safe. 04/11/2017

  • Law Enforcement
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    Feds make arrest in decade-long botnet probe

    Peter Yuryevich Levashov, a Russian national, was arrested in Barcelona and charged with running a massive international spambot. 04/10/2017

  • Critical Read
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    Study pegs security benefits of new IT spending

    A deep dive into federal IT data tries to nail down the empirical advantages of new IT spending relative to security breaches. 04/10/2017

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    Putting yourself in others’ shoes can help you too!

    Steve Kelman suggests that organizational behavior research can have practical (and powerful) applications for federal managers. 04/10/2017

  • Infrastructure
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    OIG: USPS not prepared for IT blackout

    The United States Postal Service's IT systems and personnel could be unprepared to fulfill essential postal functions in the event of an emergency that disrupts normal operations. 04/07/2017

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