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Terry Halvorsen: Government-Industry Partnerships Could Help Address Cyber Challenges

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said the government should forge partnerships with industry in order to address cybersecurity challenges, Signal magazine reported Wednesday. Sandra Jontz writes Halvorsen gave the remarks Wednesday during his keynote speech at the NITEC 2016 conference hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and …

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White House Updates Govt-Industry Cyber Info Sharing Proposal

The White House has updated its proposal for legislation to promote the sharing of information on cybersecurity threats between government and industry in an effort to increase collaborations between the public and private sectors. Under this proposal released Tuesday, the White House says that bill would also encourage the development of information …

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DHS Report Calls for Guidance on Government Use of Open Source Tech

A Department of Homeland Security-commissioned study has identified keys to removing barriers for government agencies to develop and implement open source software. The “Open Source Software in Government: Challenges and Opportunities” report was a project of DHS’ science and technology office and based on interviews with OSS experts, suppliers and …

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Treasury Dept. Has Plan to Fix Federal Spending Portal Issues; Christina Ho Comments

The Treasury Department has unveiled both short-term and long-term plans to fix the issues with the federal spending portal, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes Treasury plans to overhaul first the mapping and navigation features after receiving complaints about the USASpending.gov’s usability. Christina Ho, executive director for data transparency at the Bureau …

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Mark Forman: Next US CIO Must Have Grasp of Gov’t Policies, Processes

Mark Forman, a former U.S. chief information officer, believes the next federal CIO should possess knowledge of both government policies and processes, FCW reported Thursday. “In government, so much emanates from the appropriations process, there’s a very clear set of procedures for processes and it’s a model that’s unique to government,” Forman …

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