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  • People
    Donna Seymour, CIO for OPM. (August 2015)

    Embattled OPM CIO steps down

    Departing OPM CIO Donna Seymour had been under intense pressure to deliver on crucial IT projects in the wake of the hack of OPM that exposed the personal data of at least 22 million Americans. 02/22/2016

  • Procurement
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    FirstNet pushes bid deadline two weeks

    FirstNet extended the deadline for RFP submissions, as it makes room for bidders to make their capabilities cases. 02/22/2016

  • Management
    Education Department CIO Danny Harris testifying on Feb. 2, 2016

    Education CIO retires weeks after Capitol Hill confrontation

    Danny Harris will leave his job as CIO of the Department of Education after 32 years of federal service. 02/22/2016

  • Opinion

    Make shared services a shared success

    To realize the benefits of shared services, IT leaders must develop a migration strategy that informs participants of their responsibilities and determines the steps involved. 02/19/2016

  • Management
    Shutterstock image: digital technology.

    DOJ, DHS grapple with FITARA

    In little noticed "common baseline" documents, two large, federated agencies with law enforcement duties show how they will implement new IT procurement rules. 02/19/2016

  • Procurement
    man dialing office phone

    $50B telecom contract protested over SAM access

    A pre-award protest was filed in GSA's huge, next-generation telecommunications contract for lack of access to SAM portal. 02/19/2016

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image (by Studio_G): female coding concept design, learning to code.

    Next-generation IT talent is hard to find

    Agencies are able to put business value on their IT operations, but without younger tech experts, that might not mean much. 02/18/2016

  • Oversight

    IG details OPM contractor's security flaws

    KeyPoint Government Solutions, which intruders used to hack the Office of Personnel Management, lacked a formal incident response plan and controls on unauthorized devices, according to the agency's IG. 02/18/2016

  • Defense
    David Cotton, Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise at United States Department of Defense

    DOD CIO weighs giving mil branches more leeway on enterprise services

    The dialogue between Terry Halvorsen and his advisers on how much control of IT services they want to cede to the military branches and how much they want to retain continues to this day. 02/18/2016

  • Telecom
    Telecom VOIP Switch - Shutterstock

    Vendors still have questions as $50B telecom deadline approaches

    As the deadline looms for contract proposal submission for its huge telecom contract, GSA looks towards transition 02/17/2016

  • Oversight
    Beth Cobert testifying before HSGAC Feb 4 2016

    IG says law bars Cobert from leading OPM on acting basis

    OPM IG Patrick McFarland said in a memo to Beth Cobert that under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, "any actions taken by you since the date of your nomination are void and may not be subsequently ratified." 02/17/2016

  • Opinion
    Shutterstock image.

    FITARA: Maintaining momentum

    The keys to the law's success are identifying and mitigating the risks to its implementation, especially in light of the upcoming presidential transition. 02/17/2016

  • Social Media
    U.S. Department of State

    State changes counterterrorism unit to include online focus

    Deputy Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, announced a changes at the Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism to combat terrorism online and work with tech firms. 02/16/2016

  • Intelligence
    John Brennan

    Cyberwar keeps CIA's Brennan up at night

    CIA Director John Brennan said a terrorist attack on American soil is inevitable, the Paris attack resulted from a "failure of intelligence" and the growing threat of cyberwarfare is "the thing that keeps me up at night." 02/16/2016

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock image: connecting individuals to one another through an access point.

    State IG finds lack of IT contingency plans overseas

    Consulates and embassies are expected to be able to restore connectivity in the event of disruptive events, but the IG found a range of issues with 20 of the 29 posts it reviewed. 02/16/2016

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