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  • Cybersecurity
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    Why the federal CISO can't sleep

    Federal cybersecurity officials are incorporating advice from the industry advisory group NSTAC into incident response policy. 12/07/2016

  • Transition
    Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly (Ret.)

    Gen. John Kelly picked to head DHS under Trump

    The president-elect has selected another retired Marine general for his cabinet -- John F. Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security. 12/07/2016

  • Transition
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    How will Trump tackle legacy IT?

    In order to advance policy priorities, the next administration will have to navigate a government that is both reliant on and slowed by legacy IT. Exactly how remains an open question. 12/07/2016

  • Acquisition
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    GSA adds data security solutions to Schedule 70

    The agency says Adobe’s electronic signature solutions and other tools will help agencies manage a broad list of federal security requirements. 12/06/2016

  • Congess
    Will Hurd

    Agencies still aren't acing FITARA

    Twelve of the 24 CFO Act agencies governed by FITARA improved their grades on the latest scorecard. 12/06/2016

  • Intelligence
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    Congressman pushes Obama on cyber deterrence policy

    The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee says one of the remaining imperatives for the President Obama is to develop a cyber deterrence strategy and pass it forward to the Trump Administration along with a host of other cyber challenges. 12/06/2016

  • Workforce
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    Trump administration can appoint up to 9,000

    Beyond the top-level cabinet positions, President-elect Donald Trump will have as many as 9,000 appointments to make across the government, according to data from the just-released Plum Book of federal jobs. 12/05/2016

  • Defense
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    Where would Mattis take cyber?

    The president-elect's selection for secretary of defense is well known for his sometimes off-color comments on warfare and threats to the U.S., but James Mattis is largely a blank slate when it comes to cyber. 12/05/2016

  • Congress
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    $9 billion price tag likely dooms MGT Act

    The Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementation of the Modernizing Government Technology Act will cost $9 billion over five years. 12/05/2016

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    Donald Trump and federal procurement: Who woulda thunk it?

    Steve Kelman notes that acquisition issues have surfaced twice already for the next administration. 12/05/2016

  • Congress
    Phil Roe

    House VA committtee gets new boss

    Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) will replace outgoing Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida as chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. 12/02/2016

  • Management
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    Senators press GSA on Trump hotel lease

    How the 2013 agreement is now handled could be the first test for agencies faced with the president-elect's conflicts of interest. 12/02/2016

  • Critical Read
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    Pushing for results-based procurement reform

    A former OFPP administrator outlines steps the next administration can take to improve the federal acquisition. 12/02/2016

  • Oversight
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    IG: Challenges remain in GSA's DATA Act implementation

    With about six months on the clock before the DATA Act implementation deadline, the General Services Administration still lacks the ability to reliably track spending and certify data submission. 12/01/2016

  • People
    James Mattis

    Trump selects retired Marine general to head DOD

    President-elect Donald Trump wants Gen. James Mattis (ret.) as his secretary of Defense. 12/01/2016

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