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  • Management
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    Embracing failing grades and moving forward

    After an abysmal performance on the FITARA scorecard, some CIOs are owning their terrible grades and focusing on how to make improvements. 12/16/2015

  • Homeland Security
    Jeh Johnson

    Johnson introduces updates to terror watch system

    A new bulletin marks an effort to refine the way the government alerts the public about terrorism threats. 12/16/2015

  • FITARA
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    The big freeze at DOT

    Department of Transportation CIO Richard McKinney is using his FITARA hammer to halt purchasing until he gets spending plans that show him what the heck is going on. 12/16/2015

  • Encryption
    John Chen

    BlackBerry boss strikes conciliatory tone on encryption

    Like his Apple counterpart, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is opposed to weakening encryption but says the debate between law enforcement and tech firms has gotten too acrimonious. 12/16/2015

  • Congress
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    Cyber to hitch a ride on must-pass spending bill

    Landmark cybersecurity legislation was included in the omnibus spending bill to fund the government through fiscal year 2016, but some privacy advocates are still determined to oppose the measure. 12/15/2015

  • Defense

    Air Force closes in on new directive for IT governance

    Lisa Disbrow, President Obama's choice for the post of Undersecretary of the Air Force, updated a Senate panel on the Air Force's IT plans at her nomination hearing. 12/15/2015

  • Cybersecurity
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    Cybersecurity isn't just about money, OPM adviser says

    OPM cyber guru Clifton Triplett wants agencies to make better use of the people and tools they already have. 12/15/2015

  • Drones
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    FAA releases drone registration rules

    Private owners of small unmanned aircraft must register their names, physical and email addresses via an online database under new rules issued by the FAA. 12/14/2015

  • Congress
    Will Hurd

    Hurd urges changes to Visa Waiver Program

    Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), one of leading tech experts on Capitol Hill, is looking to pressure European allies to disclose more data to the Visa Waiver Program. 12/14/2015

  • Congress
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    House passes five-day CR

    The House passed a continuing resolution on Dec. 11, which would keep the government funded through Dec. 16. 12/11/2015

  • Intelligence
    James Clapper

    Clapper memo outlines ICITE architecture

    A document release reveals more details on the cloud-based Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise. 12/11/2015

  • Management
    Jason Chaffetz

    Chaffetz renews call for OPM CIO's resignation

    The chairman of the House oversight committee is once again calling for OPM CIO Donna Seymour's resignation after an IG report said the agency violated federal acquisition policies in awarding a credit-monitoring contract. 12/11/2015

  • Cybersecurity
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    White House reacts to pro-encryption petition

    As "going dark" becomes a hot button issue in Washington, privacy activists are urging the White House to hold to its stance on commercial encryption. 12/10/2015

  • Emergency Communications

    FirstNet, DHS P25 comms efforts move ahead

    Two efforts, ultimately aimed at providing interoperable radio communications for first responders across the nation, advanced on Dec. 9. 12/10/2015

  • Management
    Federal CIO Tony Scott  (Photo: Robert Severi for FCW)

    18F, Digital Service are here to stay, CIO says

    The new in-house IT consultancies at GSA and OMB will likely outlast the Obama administration, according to federal CIO Tony Scott. 12/09/2015

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