• Acquisition
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    ODNI looks to separate CIO, CDO shops

    The intelligence director's office is mulling a new approach to CIO and chief data officer roles that stresses more efficient acquisition. 04/10/2018

  • Telecommunications
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    GSA tries to raise the profile of EIS

    The General Services Administration added new info on how agencies can tap into its next generation telecommunications contract -- and tied the vehicle more closely to IT modernization. 04/09/2018

  • Comment
    IoT security

    Time for more robust IOT oversight

    Infosec and privacy concerns are going unaddressed in the internet of things ecosystem, and some government agency has to take the lead. 04/09/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    OMB wants feedback on new ICAM policies

    A draft memorandum to strengthen governmentwide identity, credential and access management calls for modernization and more adoption of shared ICAM services. 04/06/2018

  • FCW Perspectives
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    The biggest challenges for true modernization in 2018

    The drive for IT transformation is reaching far beyond technology into every aspect of agency operations. 04/06/2018

  • IT Infrastructure
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    EIS testing is picking up speed

    Eight of 10 contractors for GSA’s next-generation telecommunications contract report progress on required back-office systems tests. 04/05/2018

  • Privacy
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    How will the CLOUD Act work?

    The U.S. recently updated how it handles federal law enforcement data requests for foreign info stored by U.S. companies, but the full impact remains unclear. 04/05/2018

  • Procurement
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    White House: Trump won't intervene in DOD cloud deal

    Despite his repeated public venting of anger at Amazon, President Trump won't play a part in the Pentagon's move to award a cloud contract, a spokesperson said. 04/04/2018

  • Acquisition
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    The IRS wants to talk business

    The tax agency's procurement leaders want a more open dialogue with industry, but acknowledge that message doesn’t always make its way down the chain of command. 04/04/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Many White House domains lack required email security

    Many White House email domains are not compliant with a governmentwide cybersecurity directive, according to tests. 04/04/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    The Department of Cyber?

    As some nations unify their cybersecurity operations, there are calls for a similar effort to create a single agency for civilian cyber authorities in the U.S. 04/03/2018

  • Oversight
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    Lawmakers worry about a second Heartbleed

    Two lawmakers are looking for more information from the executive director of the Linux Foundation about the challenges surrounding the security of open-source software. 04/03/2018

  • Workforce
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    Looking outside the Beltway for future tech talent

    Leidos CEO Roger Krone is looking outside the Washington metro area for engineering and software hires. 04/03/2018

  • by Andrey_Popov shutterstock ID 248796937 Office Chair With A Vacant Sign At Work Place

    Does the Vacancies Act really matter?

    The law is supposed to prevent acting officials taking on Senate-confirmed roles indefinitely, but the statutory language is vague and enforcement is uneven. 04/02/2018

  • Workforce

    OPM tells agencies how to respond to cyber workforce needs

    Agencies will have a year to identify high-value positions, investigate the root causes of any talent shortage and develop action plans before they start reporting annually to OPM. 04/02/2018

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    Striking a blow for agile with DOD weapons systems

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    In defense of DMARC

    Clearing up some common misunderstandings about email authentication. 04/16/2018

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    When the U.S. is a tech laggard

    While the United States dominates many areas of IT, Steve Kelman notes that the hotspots for certain sectors are clearly clustered elsewhere. 04/10/2018