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Lawmakers Want Off-the-Clock ‘Cyber Protection’ for Some Pentagon Personnel

The Defense secretary would be authorized to identify high-risk positions and provide training and assistance.

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Does Your HR Office Really Get Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity as a discipline doesn’t get respect in some quarters, according to a new survey.

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Lawmaker: Agencies Don’t Need Billions in New Funding to Upgrade Legacy IT

Agencies should repurpose savings from data center consolidation, says Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s IT operations subcommittee.

Cybersecurity

Federal Board Has a Plan to Secure Health, Retirement Plans from Cyberthreats

An upcoming study will focus on “outlining the scalable elements of cyber-risk management strategies for benefit plans.”

Cybersecurity

Audit: DHS Employees Not Fooled by Phishing Scams

However, some employees are still leaving sensitive paper documents strewn about their cubicles.

Cybersecurity

Contractor Working on OPM’s Cyber Upgrades Suddenly Quits, Citing 'Financial Distress'

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said she's “concerned that Imperatis’ default may now delay OPM’s much-needed IT infrastructure and security fixes."

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Inefficient Federal IT Like Paying 400 IT Specialists to Maintain a Single iPad

“We're paying a lot of money for fixed capacity that we invested in 10, 20 years ago,” U.S. CIO Tony Scott says. “Call it crazy, I think it's time to bring an end to this."

Cybersecurity

OPM: A Year After the Big Breach

A senior cybersecurity official reflects on OPM’s upcoming “unfortunate anniversary.”

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Watchdog: FEMA Needs Better Plan for ‘Cobbled Together’ IT Systems

By its own admission, FEMA’s IT environment is a tangled morass of systems and applications.

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Attention CIOs, Stay on Top of FITARA Even During Presidential Transition

OMB plans to issue new IT budget planning guidance that would “focus on empowering agency CIOs.”

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GSA Announces New Governmentwide Tech Unit That Will House 18F

The new unit -- called the Technology Transformation Service -- aims to help other federal agencies take advantage of emerging technology.

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New Bill Says Enough of 'E-Gov' Already

The 2002 legislation aimed to push the government toward using “Internet-based information technology to enhance citizen access to government information and services.”

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Pentagon CIO in Hot Seat Over Windows 10 'Endorsement'

Halvorsen’s remarks in support of the Microsoft operating system are “unprecedented,” according to one trade group.

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Tech Industry Lines up Behind IT Modernization Fund Proposal

Signing on to statements of approval are executives from Northrop Grumman, Cisco, Dell, Intel, CSRA and the pro-business U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Is the Pentagon’s Innovation Unit Too Cozy with Silicon Valley?

Lawmakers are concerned by the "pinpoint focus on one geographic region" in the Defense Department's innovation efforts.

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Lawmakers Want Updates on Pentagon’s Security Clearance Overhaul

That’s one of the requirements written into the House version of the Defense Authorization Act.