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  • Congress
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

    Lieu, Hurd alert members on cyber hygiene

    In a "dear colleague" letter, Capitol Hill's leading computer geeks tell members of Congress how to protect themselves online. 05/23/2016

  • Workforce
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    Techies: make bank at CFPB

    With a veteran CIO planning his exit, the CFPB needs a new tech leader – and the agency can offer far more than the typical federal salary. 05/20/2016

  • Congress
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

    Senators seek to block expanded hacking powers for FBI

    The Justice Department says greater authority is necessary to pursue anonymous criminals, but some senators oppose what they say is an encroachment on Americans' digital rights. 05/20/2016

  • Oversight
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    Senators want details on new background check bureau

    Two Democrats with oversight responsibilities are asking OPM for specifics about its transition and reorganization plans for a new bureau formed to handle background checks. 05/20/2016

  • Workforce
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    OMB teaches privacy pros about tech

    The Office of Management and Budget is looking to forge links between privacy and tech experts, to help the two disciplines work together. 05/19/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    Cyberattack, financial services

    Senator asks Fed about SWIFT heist

    Hackers are stealing millions by cracking weak links in SWIFT's interbank money transfer system, and Sen. Tom Carper wants to know what the Fed and others are doing about it. 05/19/2016

  • Management abstract

    A pivot to post-award

    What contracting officer representatives really think is needed to fix contract management. 05/19/2016

  • Management
    Will Hurd

    Some improvement, but no A’s, on FITARA scorecard 2.0

    In the second round of FITARA grades, many agencies improved but none managed to get top IT management marks. 05/18/2016

  • Oversight
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    Is census 2020 running out of runway?

    As the timeline shortens, House overseers are demanding that the CIO-less Census Bureau prove it is on track to get the technology and leadership ready for the 2020 headcount. 05/17/2016

  • Congress
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    White House, Congress gird for another NDAA showdown

    Among the provisions the Obama administration opposes is a measure that would codify U.S. Cyber Command as its own unified command and one that would restrict funding for the Pentagon’s prized outreach office in Silicon Valley. 05/17/2016

  • Critical Read
    GAO Seal

    How to stay off the High Risk List

    The IBM Center for the Business of Government shares some ideas for staying off the Government Accountability Office's high-profile watch list. 05/16/2016

  • Oversight
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    IGs press Senate on records access

    A group of inspectors general appealed to congressional leaders to change a Justice Department order they say is preventing them from carrying out their oversight duties. 05/16/2016

  • Contracting
    Wikimedia image: U.S. Office of Personnel Management seal.

    OPM: Contractor's departure will not affect operations

    Imperatis had been awarded a crucial contract to carry out the Shell modernization project for OPM. The firm has quit due to "financial distress," according to OPM. 05/16/2016

  • Management
    Shutterstock image. Air Traffic Control.

    Should airlines pay to get FAA tech past the 1990s?

    The nation's air traffic control system is in dire need of stable funding. Is taking the checkbook away from Congress the answer? 05/13/2016

  • Management
    Margie Graves

    CFOs, CIOs learning the new lingo of efficient IT

    Year-old FITARA rules are forging a new language between CIOs and CFOs. 05/13/2016

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