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Is 2017 right year to buy a car?

Personal Finance Expert Jeanette Mack offer tips on whether 2017 is the right year to buy a car.

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With DHA's electronic health records system operational, Bono eyes next steps

Following the successful rollout of MHS Genesis, DHA is working to expand its scalability.

What new Cures Act means for HIPAA in 2017

OCR's Deven McGraw talks about new guidance and regulations and how they will comply with HIPAA.

FedRAMP unveils new ‘Tailored’ service baseline for comment

The baseline for the new low-risk cloud solution service is open for public feedback through March.

Report looks at role, results of federal chief data officers

A report is seeking to find out how the proper implementation of a chief data officer’s authority an…

A new chance at digital transformation [Commentary]

When I served as a federal chief information officer, there was a standing joke in government circle…

Cyber

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Concerns over Trump’s alleged use of personal, unsecured smartphone

Two senators on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs have requested th…

Visionaries needed for federal cybersecurity, insider threat programs [Commentary]

The Apollo Guidance Computer had less computing power than the smartphone that’s likely resting in y…

House committee eliminates federal Election Assistance Commission

A House committee has voted to terminate an independent election commission charged with helping sta…

GAO: DHS cyber communications center could communicate better

The Government Accountability Office’s evaluation of the Department of Homeland Security’s National…

Cyber

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FBI, DHS focus on diversity in recruiting cyber talent

Federal agencies see shows like the annual RSA conference as an opportunity to recruit people they m…

Starting the 1,000-mile journey to cyber-secure infrastructure

Quade suggested a coordinated approach that breaks the challenge into less-daunting pieces.

McCaul calls for ‘red lines’ on political hacking

“There is no doubt in my mind that the Russian government tried to influence and undermine our elect…

FBI, DHS developing partnerships at RSA

RSA is a prime spot for the agencies to forge relationships that will help them with their missions.…

Idaho official: DHS may have tried to hack elections site

The IP address for DHS showed up as trying to access the state elections site around Nov. 8.

Management

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Senate confirms Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator

The former Oklahoma Attorney General was confirmed over environmentalists' objections.

OPM: Agencies can exempt applicants’ criminal, financial background checks rule

New guidance allows agencies to exempt a rule prohibiting them from requesting the information early…

What’s next for the program management law?

Advocates say the Project Management Improvement Accountability Act could mean big savings if implem…

Trump says White House 'fine-tuned machine,' despite turmoil

Trump insisted Feb. 16 that his new administration had made "significant progress."

Acquisition

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GSA requests comments on entity validation services RFI

Agency seeks input for when the current contract expires in 2018.

FedRAMP unveils new ‘Tailored’ service baseline for comment

The baseline for the new low-risk cloud solution service is open for public feedback through March.

Innovating federal contracting: Be careful what you wish for [Commentary]

We’re all aware of — and perhaps have participated in — the criticism of today’s model of contractin…

3 takeaways from an anxious GSA roundtable with industry

How 'Bob's Discount Furniture' fears and innovation 'leakage' loom over the agency's TDR rule.

Fighting federal procurement fraud [Commentary]

In recent years, fraud experts have turned to a hybrid analytical approach to fraud monitoring that…

Homeland Security

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DHS secretary thanks retiring Secret Service director for service

Secretary John Kelly offered his gratitude to retiring Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy.

Forget the hiring freeze, OMB plan could alter the workforce

While questions over the recent federal hiring freeze remain, the reshaping of the executive branch…

How to hack a hiring freeze

How much impact with the president's 90-day freeze likely have on the federal workforce? Not a lot.

Senate confirms Kelly to lead Homeland Security

The Senate has voted convincingly to put a tough-talking retired Marine general in charge of oversee…

Johnson outlines security umbrella against inauguration threats

The Homeland Security secretary said 28,000 law enforcement would be on hand for inauguration.

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