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Transparency advocates pitch the next big thing in Big Data

With agencies set to meet DATA Act requirements by May, advocates want to continue expanding open go…

USDA awards $17M IT management contract

InquisIT LLC was awarded a five-year, firm fixed-price contract to provide IT management support to…

Former Federal CIO Tony Scott lands in private sector

After championing IT modernization and cyber risk management, Scott heads to private sector nonprofi…

Agencies should support shared services ecosystem, says CIO Council

A recent report by the federal CIO Council explores opportunities for the federal government to stre…

18F releases open-source web design guidelines, code library

The GSA’s 18F tech incubator has announced the release of its U.S. Web Design Standards platform ver…

Cyber

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Trump may be violating federal record-keeping laws

Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., requested information on procedure…

New study on software vulnerabilities could be resource for policymakers

The Rand Corporation study could help reduce the nation’s vulnerability while still maintaining robu…

Partisanship rift continues in House panel probing Russia

The top Republican and Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee had conflicting messages Thursda…

DNI nominee pledges to resist political pressure

President Trump's nominee to be the nation's top spy chief says he's strong enough to stand up to an…

Cyber

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Man indicted for using GIF as 'deadly weapon'

A Texas grand jury this week indicted a man for using an animated GIF to cause Newsweek journalist K…

Israel police arrest hacker for threats on US Jewish targets

Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a str…

Physical keys making comeback in digital world

With all the news about Yahoo accounts being hacked and other breaches of digital security, it's eas…

Hacking is so easy, even a reporter can do it [Video]

FifthDomain reporter Mark Pomerleau plays cyber capture the flag with the Cyber Security Forum Initi…

NSA, FBI: Russian cyber tactics, 'loudness' key differences in 2016 election interference

NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers told Congress on Monday that the “cyber dimension” was a key differ…

Management

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Transparency advocates pitch the next big thing in Big Data

With agencies set to meet DATA Act requirements by May, advocates want to continue expanding open go…

Former FBI contractor pleads guilty to lying during investigation

Arkadiy Zagaytov admitted that he helped facilitate improper payments to a Department of Energy offi…

Group sues for EPA docs on employees using encrypted apps to talk Trump

Watchdog group the Cause of Action Institute has filed a lawsuit seeking access to agency-related co…

Trump’s rumored pay raise doesn’t wow unions

The anticipated raise would be the second-highest since 2014, but still short of what unions are cal…

Acquisition

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USDA awards $17M IT management contract

InquisIT LLC was awarded a five-year, firm fixed-price contract to provide IT management support to…

FAS aims to refresh Multiple Award Schedules in April

The agency is applying recent rules changes to its largest buying program next month.

GAO: Defense contracting down, civilian agencies steady over 5 years

A Government Accountability Office analysis of governmentwide contracting data looked at the trends…

HHS contractor to settle self-reported False Claims allegations

A National Institutes of Health contractor has agreed to pay the U.S. government $1.8 million after…

Supply company owner pleads guilty to $1M fraud scheme

The owner of three commercial supply companies has admitted to using fraudulent information and fals…

Homeland Security

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DHS investigator finds weaknesses in immigration system

Department of Homeland Inspector General John Roth has delivered a scathing review of the U.S. Citiz…

Border wall’s gain is other DHS components’ pain in Trump budget

While on paper the agency is getting a 6.8 percent increase, don’t expect all its components to get…

DHS releases presolicitation for designing Mexican border wall

The Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection agency has posted to FedBizOpps,…

Former Border Patrol heads question rush to accelerate hiring

Former top officials at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agency spoke to Reuters about the questio…

Sec Kelly should call for bottom-up review of DHS cyber [Commentary]

We are at an important inflection point in our history when it comes to the benefits and risks of ad…

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