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    CISO announces IT leadership shifts at VA

    The Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans' Affairs is undergoing a series of leadership changes, according to a March 7 memo obtained by FCW. 03/07/2016

  • Defense
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    The Pentagon wants to be hacked -- and learn from it

    DOD has its own "red teams" that probe sensitive defense networks for vulnerabilities, but the Hack the Pentagon initiative goes a significant step further by inviting private-sector hackers to get out their digital scalpels. 03/03/2016

  • Law Enforcement
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    DOJ official, former counterterror czar spar over Apple

    The court order is a dangerous effort to compel speech in the form of writing software code, said Richard Clarke, a former White House counterterrorism adviser. 03/03/2016

  • Innovation
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    When agile development is change management in disguise

    The current and former heads of 18F agree that when it comes to digital services, the tech is often secondary at best. 03/02/2016

  • Budget
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    GSA's Roth quizzed over IT modernization fund

    Lawmakers are unsure whether the $3.1 billion plan to fund a rolling governmentwide tech refresh is a good bet. 03/01/2016

  • David J. Berteau (Photo by Sasha Haagensen/Tulane University)

    PSC picks new CEO

    David J. Berteau, DOD's assistant secretary for logistics and materiel readiness, will succeed Stan Soloway as head of the Professional Services Council. 03/01/2016

  • Acquisition
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    Rung: Federal category managers are getting right to work

    The 10 recently named federal category managers are meeting with industry and each other to hone buying oversight strategies. 02/29/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    Will Hurd

    Hurd: FBI should clarify why Apple's help is necessary

    Rep. Will Hurd told FCW he is concerned that the government is telling a private company how to build its software, and that strong encryption is good for the nation's security. 02/26/2016

  • Acquisition
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    OMB names category management leads

    Ten newly-named managers will wrangle specific procurement categories. 02/25/2016

  • Congress
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    Senator blocks vote on Cobert's OPM nomination

    Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is blocking Beth Cobert's nomination to lead the Office of Personnel Management because of unanswered questions about how Congress is covered by the Affordable Care Act. 02/25/2016

  • Workforce
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    Connolly again backs big raise for feds

    The Virginia Democrat looking to give federal employees an almost 4 percent base pay bump, plus a hike in locality pay. 02/24/2016

  • Law Enforcement
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and FBI Director James Comey

    Lieu asks Comey to back off Apple court order

    In a letter to the FBI director, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) argued that forcing Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's phone could have adverse Internet security consequences. 02/23/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    Phyllis Schneck

    DHS cyber official: Einstein key to the future of big data at agencies

    The latest version of the Einstein intrusion and detection system would not have saved OPM from a massive hack. But Phyllis Schneck, the Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official, told FCW she still has big plans for the multibillion-dollar program. 02/22/2016

  • People
    Donna Seymour, CIO for OPM. (August 2015)

    Embattled OPM CIO steps down

    Departing OPM CIO Donna Seymour had been under intense pressure to deliver on crucial IT projects in the wake of the hack of OPM that exposed the personal data of at least 22 million Americans. 02/22/2016

  • VA logo

    Veterans Affairs deputy CIO to depart

    Art Gonzalez, deputy CIO for Service, Delivery, and Engineering at the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to leave his position on March 5. 02/22/2016

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