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GSA tests out AI civil servants

The program will make agencies' public information accessible to products like Alexa and Cortana to…

What do you think of GPO’s new mobile-friendly beta site?

A new U.S. Government Publishing Office beta site has been designed, developed and launched to offer…

Tech alliance says government needs foreign contractors

The IT Alliance for Public Sector has expressed concerns about the potential repercussions on govern…

VA taking early proposals to move VistA to the cloud

The Department of Veterans Affairs Technology Acquisition Center has released a request for informat…

Report: Homeland Security, intel agencies to spend big on big data

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Cyber

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OPM to agencies: Designate point of contact for cyber jobs

Agencies coding their IT and cyber skills gaps will need a contact point to coordinate with OPM.

Hackers infect Islamic State news site with malware

Amaq was infiltrated and infected with covert malware that spread through a fake Flash Player instal…

British terror threat level 'severe' amid fear of attacks

DHS has enacted similar security protocols for carry-on items due to potential explosives in electro…

OPM offering too much ID theft coverage, says GAO

A recent report by the Government Accountability Office finds that the Office of Personnel Managemen…

Cyber

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Chinese, Russian hackers adapting latest Shadow Brokers exploits, tools

Surprise toolsets released by hacker group Shadow Brokers have been garnering increasing mentions in…

Think tank, senator want devices to be more resilient to cyberattacks

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology and the office of Sen. Edward Markey are lookin…

Afghan women tackle stereotypes through IT

The girls, who just a few months ago didn’t know how to turn on a computer, have learned coding, how…

Rounds: Senate cyber subcommittee to focus on foreign capabilities

An interview with Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., chairman of a newly created Senate Armed Services subcom…

Former CYBERCOM director: Distinguish between cyber, info warfare [Commentary]

The distinction between the two is important, and it may help uncover the root cause of the problem.

Management

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How can OPM fix the federal talent gap? GAO says reform hiring authorities

Report finds that out of 105 hiring authorities, agencies used only 20 in fiscal 2014.

'I'll be praying for you': Americans assess Trump's 100 days

Some oppose Donald Trump and all that he stands for, while others voted enthusiastically for him. No…

White House names new Secret Service director

The White House on Tuesday named a retired Marine major general as the new director of the Secret Se…

Former OPM director lands private sector gig

The Markle Foundation has named Beth Cobert, the former acting director of the Office of Personnel M…

Acquisition

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White House’s proof for ‘Buy American’ more about bad reporting than bad deals

Officials cited a GAO report as proof that trade partners weren't buying U.S., but that's not all th…

Trump leveraging Obama initiatives to jump start acquisition reform

With OMB's reorganization planning underway, acquisition officials are seeing an opportunity to refi…

Tech alliance says government needs foreign contractors

The IT Alliance for Public Sector has expressed concerns about the potential repercussions on govern…

GSA rethinking how agencies buy contact center services, tech

Officials said they could soon have a new follow-on contract to provide contact center services to f…

GSA wants help getting small agencies on new telecom contract

The agency is looking to industry for input on its plan to shift small agencies to its new telecommu…

Homeland Security

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Trump willing to wait on wall to avoid shutdown

Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown…

Former CBP officer lied about unauthorized accessing, sharing info

A former officer and program manager for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has pled guilty to m…

Report: Homeland Security, intel agencies to spend big on big data

The "Big Data & Data Analytics, Homeland Security & Public Safety: Global Market 2017-2022" report p…

Suspect in 2010 border agent shooting arrested in Mexico

Mexican authorities have arrested the suspected shooter in the 2010 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol…

Technology alone may not curb insider threats

While various technological solutions have been employed to monitor insider threats, the intelligenc…

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