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NSA brass wants to increase the agency's use of AI in defensive and offensive operations.

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Meet the 54 leaders driving the federal government's digital transformation.

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A top federal cybersecurity official said Wednesday the Department of Homeland Security often lacks a clear picture of state and local governments’ network security, even as foreign adversaries increase their attempts to disrupt all levels of the public sector. And while federal agencies are getting better at working with state and local authorities, they face an ongoing challenge of staying ahead of an evolving threat landscape. “We don’t have good…

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A new publication dedicated to the workforce issues keeping public sector IT leaders up at night.

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Coding it Forward’s Civic Digital Fellowship just keeps growing. The summer internship program for and by college students announced it is kicking off its third summer cohort with 55 fellows working at six agencies. These include nine fellows at the Bureau of Labor Statistics; 20 fellows at the Census Bureau; three at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service; nine at

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The Pentagon has established a program with five civilian workforce recruiters that it hopes will help it hire more tech talent from the private sector, the Defense Digital Service announced Tuesday. Catch Talent, Comtech LLC, Foxhound Federal, PrishanTek Inc. and TeraSense Inc. were awarded the contract earlier this month, with as much as $7 million to be

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Perspecta Enterprise Solutions LLC won a $75 million other transaction agreement on May 14 to continue modernization of the federal security clearance process, in particular with machine learning and related technology. The Defense Security Service and Defense Information Systems Agency awarded the 24-month OTA, which covers improvements to National Background Investigation Services information technology. Perspecta

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Agencies should plan to take whatever money they save from implementing robotic process automation (RPA) and reinvest it in other information technology projects, Federal CIO Suzette Kent said Thursday. The reinvestments would require a few things to be in place, Kent said. Agencies would have to properly track the budget and workforce effects of RPA, which mimics the

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Earlier this month, without uttering more than a couple tweets, the Federal CIO Council launched a code challenge. The pilot initiative, which the CIO Council hopes will help the federal government “recruit the best qualified IT talent,” will run in three consecutive challenges this summer testing front end, DevOps and core computer science skills. The

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The computer network of a fictional agricultural firm is secure for another day, thanks to students from the University of Virginia, who won first place at the 2019 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for successfully thwarting simulated cyberattacks. The key to success, the team’s captain said, was communication. For the second consecutive year, UVA’s team won first place at the cybersecurity championship, held on April 25 in Orlando, Florida, prevailing…

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