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Federal agencies’ performance on IT, cybersecurity a mixed bag

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IN REVERSE? — Eleven federal agencies actually got lower grades in the latest scorecard that measures their performance under a 2014 IT overhaul law, the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. But it might not be as bad as it seems at first glance, or, depending on your perspective, it might be worse: The new scorecard adds several new criteria, and one of them is explicitly cybersecurity-centric. Today, the House Oversight IT Subcommittee meets to evaluate the grades.

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Double-check the contracting price tag – POLITICO

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Privacy Shield gets its first review — Equifax fallout continues

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Border wall contractor once paid $3 million to settle federal fraud investigation – POLITICO

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Caddell Construction Company Inc., a major commercial and industrial federal government construction contractor based in Montgomery, Alabama, did not admit wrongdoing in the 2012 case.

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Highlights of Trump’s cyber budget – POLITICO

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A busy day of Russia-related hearings — Bossert hypes U.S.-U.K. data-sharing deal

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Trump budget would wipe out dozens of programs – POLITICO

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These climate, health, housing, water, ag and arts programs would get zero dollars

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Information lockdown hits Trump’s federal agencies – POLITICO

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“It’s a dark time right now,” a former Obama administration spokeswoman says as multiple agencies tell employees to restrict news releases and social media.

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Trump convenes Pentagon brass ‘to bring costs down’ – POLITICO

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Several of the military leaders who met with Trump oversee nuclear weapons and strategy.

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Defense lobbyists deluged in wake of Trump victory – POLITICO

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K Street scrambles to prepare for an administration it spent little time planning for.

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A plan for federal information technology – POLITICO

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Putin mocks America over hacking — Mirai is changing

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Debating government disclosure of vulnerabilities – POLITICO

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The Pentagon spills its IT road map — What’s dangerous about internet voting

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