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  • Shutterstock image (by solarseven): digital connection with people.

    Is NBIB another 'house of cards'?

    Lawmakers voiced their frustration over the creation and funding of the National Background Investigations Bureau. 02/25/2016

  • Oversight
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    DHS excoriated for mismanaged HR IT system

    The Government Accountability Office warned that mismanagement has led to blown deadlines and wasted money in a Homeland Security effort to unify its human resources IT. 02/25/2016

  • Congress
    Beth Cobert testifying before HSGAC Feb 4 2016

    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

  • Defense
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    DOD official: Focus on tech transition, not gross spend

    The Pentagon should focus on fielding emerging technologies more quickly, Stephen Welby, a top defense acquisition official, told a House Armed Services subcommittee. 02/24/2016

  • Budget
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    Appropriators appear to back more cyber spending

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson sought to convince lawmakers about the need for more investment in cybersecurity. 02/24/2016

  • 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

  • Congress
    Shaun Donovan

    OMB chief tries to sell appropriators on IT upgrades

    OMB Director Shaun Donovan urged Congress to fund administration plans for modernizing federal IT and improving cybersecurity. 02/23/2016

  • Shared Services
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    Does government need a FITARA for shared services?

    With government efficiencies a priority and Congress looking for ideas that could avoid partisan gridlock, shared services legislation could have a window. 02/23/2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • Management
    Education Department CIO Danny Harris testifying on Feb. 2, 2016

    Education CIO retires weeks after Capitol Hill confrontation

    Danny Harris will leave his job as CIO of the Department of Education after 32 years of federal service. 02/22/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    GOP candidates weigh in on the Apple court order

    Republican presidential candidates put IT security front and center in a town hall event in the wake of a court order to Apple to help unlock a suspected terrorist's iPhone. 02/18/2016

  • Opinion
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    FITARA: Maintaining momentum

    The keys to the law's success are identifying and mitigating the risks to its implementation, especially in light of the upcoming presidential transition. 02/17/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why senators need a CISO

    Users might be daredevils or they might not fully understand their cybersecurity risks, said the man in charge of protecting U.S. senators' networks. Either way, CISOs have to work with what they've got. 02/16/2016

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA seeks more than $100M in new cyber funding

    The VA's tech budget request includes a big increase for cyber, as well as money for shared services and health record interoperability. 02/12/2016

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