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House OKs Modernizing Government Technology Act

The House on Wednesday passed by a voice vote a bipartisan bill that would authorize federal agencies to create their own working capital funds to update their information technology systems, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and other lawmakers introduced on April 28 the Modernizing Government Technology Act that would …

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IARPA, NIST Launch Facial Recognition Software Design Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have introduced a prize competition for facial recognition software developers, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. IARPA’s Face Recognition Prize Challenge aims to create technologies that will work to  analyze non-cooperative images wherein the subjects are unaware when the pictures are taken. Interested developers can register …

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DOJ, DHS Seek to Provide User-Friendly Tech for Employees

The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security aim to provide “user-friendly” technologies for employees in an effort to mitigate threats and address mission needs, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. William Snelson, associate director of operations at DOJ’s U.S. Marshals Service, told MeriTalk that federal employees must match the technological skills of adversaries to stay ahead of …

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Luke McCormack Retires as DHS CIO, Looks to Join Private Sector

Luke McCormack retired from government Tuesday after he has served as chief information officer of the Department of Homeland Security over the past four years, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Morgan Lynch writes McCormack said during his retirement ceremony that he plans to pursue opportunities in the private sector. President Donald Trump selected Richard Staropoli, former managing director and chief …

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OMB’s Grant Schneider: US Digital Service, 18F Should Support Other Agencies’ Cybersecurity Efforts

Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget, has said the U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration’s 18F organization should continue to support other agencies in their efforts to address data breaches and other cybersecurity issues, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Morgan Lynch writes …

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Report: Alma Cole Returns to CBP as Chief Info Security Officer

Alma Cole, formerly vice president of Robbins Gioia‘s cybersecurity business, has rejoined the Customs and Border Protection as chief information security officer and executive director of the cybersecurity directorate at CBP, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Morgan Lynch writes Cole succeeded former CBP CISO Shaun Khalfan, who left the agency in January to …

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David Shive: GSA’s 18F Hub Plans to Recover Costs in 2019

Dave Shive, acting commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s technology transformation service, has said GSA’s 18F digital services organization plans to become cost recoverable by 2019, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Frank Konkel writes Shive told a MeriTalk event audience that 18F is required to be cost recoverable and the organization is faced with a challenge …

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