• Cybersecurity

    NPPD taps vendor for No. 2 role

    The National Protection and Programs Directorate, the cybersecurity arm for the Department of Homeland Security, has tapped Matthew Travis as deputy undersecretary 03/20/2018

  • Comment
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    Why CDM vendors need more flexibility

    Prime contractors on the government's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program need the ability to respond with agility to changing threats. 03/19/2018

  • Congress

    House cyber leaders push CDM funding

    Three lawmakers with cyber policy expertise are urging appropriators to fully fund the administration's request for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. 03/16/2018

  • Homeland Security
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    Data on border tech performance a year away, says CBP

    Homeland Security officials can't yet provide hard data on how effective border security technologies are, but the capability is on the way. 03/16/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    IoT

    Why is no one raising a hand to regulate the internet of things?

    The U.S. is developing a pair of reports dealing with cybersecurity standards for internet-of-things devices and combatting botnets, but recommendations will be non-binding and officials said not to expect a significant federal regulatory push. 03/16/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    U.S. hits back at Russian spies, cyber groups

    The U.S. imposed sanctions on Russian hacking groups and related officials, while publicly attributing an ongoing critical infrastructure attack by a group dubbed "Dragonfly" to Russia. 03/15/2018

  • Management
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    OMB addresses 'overlap' in tech offices

    The government's top management official explained how the federal CIO and the Office of American innovation can work together. 03/15/2018

  • Oversight

    IG: Interior unprepared for cyber threats

    The Department of Interior’s watchdog found the agency's incident response program to be inadequate, citing network users visits to malware-plagued websites. 03/14/2018

  • Workforce
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    Military looks for ways to bring in cyber talent at better salaries

    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said $37,000 may be sufficient for Hill staffers answering the phone, but is much too low for military cyber specialists. 03/14/2018

  • Oversight
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    Trump fills out intelligence oversight board

    The same day the nation's top diplomat was fired and a new CIA director announced, President Trump announced plans to fill out the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, including the addition of a former White House deputy CTO. 03/13/2018

  • Cloud
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    Service heads quiet on DOD cloud plan

    At a D.C. defense policy event, the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force skirted the issue of the Pentagon's centralized cloud procurement strategy. 03/12/2018

  • Acquisition
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    GSA extends wireless bulk buying plan

    Citing savings and a developing agile contracting vehicle, GSA gives federal customers more time to work with its wireless blanket purchase agreements. 03/12/2018

  • Cloud
    DOD cloud

    DOD's latest cloud moves leave plenty of questions

    Speculation is still swirling about the implications of the draft solicitation for JEDI -- and about why a separate agreement for cloud-migration services was scaled back so dramatically. 03/10/2018

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock imageID: 281684063 By Mark Van Scyoc

    GAO: SSA chief has been 'acting' too long

    For the first time, an acting senior official elevated under the Trump administration has been cited for holding down a political job longer than allowed under the Vacancies Act. 03/09/2018

  • Health IT
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    VA goes all in on APIs

    The agency's new Lighthouse project looks to nurture a community of developers to build apps incorporating VA data. 03/09/2018

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    IT modernization: Four ways to pay the tab

    The Modernizing Government Technology Act can help bridge the budget gaps, but agencies need other funding sources to fully address decades of “technical debt.” 04/25/2018

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    The ABCs of PPPs for digital infrastructure

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