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Trump taps retired Marine general to lead DHS

Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay detention center…

Congress races to approve temporary spending bill before adjourning

The bill attracted attention as the final legislative locomotive to leave the station before Congres…

Beth Cobert talks metrics, employee engagement

The acting director of the Office of Personnel Management also discusses her hope for the future of…

Cincinnati man sentenced in plot to kill feds during State of the Union

Christopher Lee Cornell has been sentenced to 30 years for planning an attack on the U.S. Capitol th…

Federal agencies need to improve IT app performance management, says survey

A research study by the Government Business Council and Riverbed Technology finds unresponsive, cras…

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Federal agencies need to improve IT app performance management, says survey

A research study by the Government Business Council and Riverbed Technology finds unresponsive, cras…

Energy Department positioned to meet DATA Act requirements, finds OIG

The Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General has used the Federal Audit Executive Council’…

OPM lays out pay scale, incentives for federal cyber pros

The guidance details compensation, incentives and special needs policies for hiring cyber talent.

HHS OIG wants help hunting cyberthreats

The inspector general is in pursuit of a cyberthreat-hunting software for the agency's networks.

Senators aim to codify Innovation Fellows ahead of Trump

Three senators are pushing a bipartisan bill to make an Obama-era innovation program law.

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Government cybersecurity readiness declining, according to survey

In a world of mobile, cloud, web apps, virtual machines, Internet of Things, BYOD and containers, th…

Atkin: Cybersecurity, critical infrastructure will be challenges for Trump's DHS

How the government coordinates on wide-ranging attacks could be a key question for the new president…

Obama commission urges Trump to strengthen cybersecurity

The White House requested the report in February and intended it to serve as a transition memo for t…

The insider threat case that swayed an election

Government, commercial and political leaders all must wake up to the digital age. To ignore the thre…

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Congress races to approve temporary spending bill before adjourning

The bill attracted attention as the final legislative locomotive to leave the station before Congres…

Beth Cobert talks metrics, employee engagement

The acting director of the Office of Personnel Management also discusses her hope for the future of…

Cincinnati man sentenced in plot to kill feds

Christopher Lee Cornell has been sentenced to 30 years for planning an attack on the U.S. Capitol th…

Energy Department positioned to meet DATA Act requirements, finds OIG

The Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General has used the Federal Audit Executive Council’…

Acquisition

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Trump Tweets US Should Cancel Air Force One Replacement

The next president claims the Air Force One replacement is "out of control."

Top issues going into the new year

What will be the new administration’s acquisition priorities? Speculation opaquely says increased ou…

GSA finalizes value-driven human capital, HR systems contracts

The General Services Administration has declared a set of small business opportunities “open for bus…

Navy asks Hewlett Packard to pay up for personal data breach

The request comes as the investigation into the breach has also expanded to include the FBI, which h…

HHS OIG wants help hunting cyberthreats

The inspector general is in pursuit of a cyberthreat-hunting software for the agency's networks.

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Trump taps retired Marine general to lead DHS

Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay detention center…

US Secret Service: Unsung heroes of 2016 election

While challenges persist at the Secret Service, we should all take a moment to be thankful for the e…

Atkin: Cybersecurity, critical infrastructure will be challenges for Trump's DHS

How the government coordinates on wide-ranging attacks could be a key question for the new president…

New report examines DHS mission hurdles before Trump

Coordination and interagency cooperation are still the department's top goals.

DHS cyber event offers lessons for fastracking IT hiring, says chief human capital officer

In a recent blog entry, Angela Bailey chronicles what was learned when DHS component agencies partne…

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