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  • Workforce
    Gregory Touhill

    Touhill outlines skills he wants from IT workforce

    New U.S. CISO Greg Touhill discussed the skills he believes the cybersecurity workforce should have and offered advice for the next administration. 09/14/2016

  • Homeland Security
    Border fence. Shutterstock image.

    DHS officials say border databases are working together

    Interlocking database checks are a potent link in blocking potential terrorists from entering the U.S., DHS officials said at a Capitol Hill hearing. 09/14/2016

  • Encryption
    Marcel Lettre, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

    New policy on encryption appears unlikely

    The director of the National Security Agency and the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence told a Senate panel that encryption issues would continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis. 09/13/2016

  • Critical Read
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    5 steps to more effective CTOs

    New report examines roles and reporting structures for federal chief technology officers. 09/13/2016

  • Critical Read
    The U.S. Capitol decked out for a presidential inauguration. (Photo credit: JRAphotographics /

    Managing the transition

    A new report from the Partnership for Public Service wants the next administration to treat government as an integrated enterprise and tap the existing talent pool. 09/12/2016

  • Congress
    Shutterstock image: secure data stream.

    Lawmaker grouses about cybersecurity delays at IRS

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wants the tax agency to pick up the pace on Einstein implementation. 09/12/2016

  • Oversight
    screen capture of site

    GAO finds holes in ACA data verification

    The Government Accountability Office managed to push bogus applications past Affordable Care Act data verification requirements to get approval for health insurance coverage. 09/12/2016

  • Oversight
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    IG tells TSA to tighten up transportation ID security

    Dockworkers, truckers and others must have government-issued credentials to access secure facilities, but a watchdog says the program for granting those credentials needs to be improved. 09/12/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    Gregory Touhill

    New CISO faces tough sprint

    Greg Touhill, the first governmentwide CISO, will have a long task list and a short window of time as the Obama administration enters its last four months. 09/09/2016

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock editorial image (by Gil C): State Census Bureau homepage.

    GAO warns Census IT efforts are lagging

    The Census Bureau may miss targets on a major IT modernization plan ahead of the 2020 population count, according to a GAO report. 09/09/2016

  • Congress
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    What a December CR means for federal workers

    Capitol Hill leaders plan to seek a temporary funding measure to keep the government open through Dec. 9, a move that will have consequences for the federal workforce. 09/09/2016

  • Law Enforcement
    John Brennan

    Two more arrests in hack of CIA's Brennan

    Federal authorities have arrested two more alleged members of a hacker group that targeted senior U.S. intelligence and security officials and publicly posted personal information on FBI and DHS employees. 09/09/2016

  • Congress
    Columnist Walter Pincus interviews Reps. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) Photo credit Herman Farrer

    Old adversaries, new threats, say intel overseers

    Congressional leaders say the U.S. continues to face threats from the same old adversaries, but those threats are changing and so must America's intelligence structures. 09/08/2016

  • Homeland Security
    Jeh Johnson

    Johnson: Cyber reorg should be priority for next Congress

    The long-planned reorganization and upgrade of DHS' primary cybersecurity office should be a top priority for the next Congress, the DHS secretary said. 09/08/2016

  • Health IT
    Dr. Toby Cosgrove testifies before the House Veterans Affairs Committee

    Commission on Care, lawmakers want commercial EHR for VA

    The leaders of the Commission on Care are recommending that the Department of Veterans Affairs abandon its homegrown VistA software for a commercial product. 09/08/2016

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