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Reports: Senate to Vote on Continuing Resolution to Avert Govt Shutdown

U.S. senators plan to meet Tuesday to vote on a bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) to extend government funding and head off a shutdown by the end of the week, Roll Call reported Monday. Niels Lesniewski writes Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) said Democratic and Republican members will continue discussions with the goal to reach …

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GSA’s David Shive: Agencies Need to Modernize IT Systems Even Without Legislation

David Shive, chief information officer of the General Services Administration, has said federal agencies should update legacy systems whether or not Congress takes legislative action on the matter, Nextgov reported Friday. Frank Konkel writes Shive, who also serves as acting commissioner at GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, described the White House’s proposed bill to …

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NBC: Ashton Carter, James Clapper Want Separate Leadership Structure for NSA, Cybercom

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper back a proposal to split the U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency, NBC News reported Friday. Ken Dilanian and Courtney Kube write the two military agencies, currently led by Adm. Michael Rogers, share computing systems at the organizations’ headquarters at Fort Meade in …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: AI, Human Analytics Integration Can Aid Natl Security Programs

Some military and federal agency officials who took part in a panel discussion held Thursday in Washington believe that artificial intelligence technology can support missions in cyberspace and the intelligence community, DoD News reported Friday. Amaani Lyle writes that Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, proposed the integration of AI and human …

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Defense One: CSIS Target of Russia-Linked APT Hacking Group

A hacking group linked to the Kremlin has targeted the Center for Strategic and International Studies and several other Washington think tanks that conduct research into Russia’s policy initiatives, Defense One reported Monday. Patrick Tucker writes that Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of security firm CrowdStrike, told Defense One the company …

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Defense Science Board Recommends Strategies to Increase DoD Adoption of Autonomous Systems

The Defense Science Board has conducted a 2016 summer study on autonomy that suggests autonomous technology can provide various operational advantages to a wide array of Defense Department missions. DSB outlined in a June 2016 report three sets of recommendations to help DoD expand the use of self-operating platforms for the military, increase the operational pull for …

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ONC Opens Comment Period on Draft 2017 Health IT Interoperability Standards

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology seeks public comments on a draft set of standards and implementation specifications meant to help the healthcare sector address interoperability issues between clinical IT systems. Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Technology and Chris Muir, director of the HIT Infrastructure …

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OPM Kicks Off Search for Deputy CIO

The Office of Personnel Management is looking for a deputy chief information officer to coordinate OPM’s information technology plans and policies. OPM said in a USAJobs notice posted Wednesday the deputy CIO will also manage relationships with agency senior executives, contractors and other external business partners as well as monitor progress …

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