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Some Military IT, Comm Funds Spared From Cuts

The Military Health System received approval for its proposed $1.5 billion information management operations budget under the spending bill signed by President Barack Obama March 26, Nextgov reports. Bob Brewin writes that was one of many information technology and communication items that were largely spared from steep budget cuts. Citing …

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DHS Auditors Want US-CERT to Share More with Intl Partners

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general issued a report last August finding inconsistent communication with international partners in cybersecurity, Fierce Government IT reports. According to David Perera’s report, auditors found the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team is not forging strong relationships with their international allies. Auditors want strong communication …

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NTIA Announces $135M in Grants for First Responder Net Planning

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration will provide local governments $135 million in funds to help carry out the planning stage of a nationwide first responder communications network, Emergency Management reports. NTIA will distribute funding based on on population, land mass, geography and topography, risk threat and expected level of …

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FBI CIO Chad Fulgham to Leave Bureau

FBI Chief Information Officer Chad Fulgham will leave the agency and return to the private sector, the bureau announced Tuesday. The FBI said the move is effective April 13. He joined the FBI more than three years ago and the bureau credits him with reorganizing the bureau’s information technology branch. …

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Dan Gordon: Acquisition Workforce Needs More People, Training

In a Dec. 19 speech, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel contended that implementing across-the-board standards for the federal government’s procurement of cloud computing services could improve communications between the government and private sector. ExecutiveGov broke down the hour-long speech, here. Dan Gordon, who has served as administrator of the Office of Federal …

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