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Trump’s unsecure Android phone highlights common security dilemma

As CIOs and IT security pros already know, strong security technology can still be undermined if end users don't follow safe cyber practices.

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Trump administration is giving us a good lesson on Twitter security

Several recent incidents involving U.S. President Donald Trump's administration can teach users something about IT security -- particularly about Twitter and what not to do with it.

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Report: Trump still uses his unsecured Android phone to tweet

Even after being given a new, secure device just before his inauguration, President Trump still reportedly uses his old phone.

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Trump’s trade TPP move a setback for cloud computing

With President Trump's move to walk away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, administration is 'starting from zero' on digital trade policy.

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Trump’s federal hiring freeze won’t kill government IT hiring

President Donald Trump's federal hiring freeze will make it harder, but not impossible, to land a position with the U.S. government.

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White House Comments Line says try Facebook Messenger

Members of the public who want to leave a comment for President Donald Trump won't be doing it by voicemail.

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Voodoo project management

You're fired! Bogus management mumbo jumbo doesn't get projects done. Project management is a complex set of real skills that you can't learn in a 35-hour class.

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Trump nominee suggests IRS cybersecurity and staffing boosts

Steven Mnuchin, a former CIO and executive vice president for Goldman Sachs, told senators on Thursday that he is “very concerned about the lack of first-rate technology at the IRS” as well as staff cuts in recent years.

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What is the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act?

We all know there is a lot of waste in government. Well some politicians are trying to do something about it by enacting the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act.

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DARPA wants to create secure data-sharing tech

Proposals needed to help secure shared data in remote areas on handheld devices

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Outgoing presidential IT advisors offer Trump 10 tips to succeed

There'll be a to-do list from the IT department in the president's 'in' tray when Donald Trump enters the White House later this month.

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Obama White House’s final tech recommendation: Invest in A.I.

Potential negative impacts can be offset by investments in education as well as by ensuring there is a safety net to help affected people, the White House argued.

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Feds frustrated by constantly crashing apps

New report from Riverbed Technology identifies pervasive headaches stemming from unreliable applications in the federal government.

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Japanese government denies report that its defense forces were hacked

Japanese government officials have denied reports that a secure network used by the country's defense forces was attacked earlier this year.

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Los Angeles: Warm weather, movie stars -- and 100 million monthly cyberattacks

A $1.8 million Integrated Security Operations Center, opened in late 2015, consolidates threat intelligence from what previously was carried out in four different locations.

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French plan for biometric database of 60 million people sparks outcry

When the French government quietly announced, in the middle of a holiday weekend, the merging of two files to create a megadatabase holding the biometrics of almost 60 million French citizens, it was clearly hoping to avoid an outcry....

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How federal CIOs will navigate the presidential transition

As the federal IT community braces for new administration, experts see new IT initiatives on hold, but have hopes for acquisition reform and modernization efforts.

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White House prepares transition of social media presence

All of the Obama administration's social media posts will be archived and available, even as the accounts are handed over to the new president's team for a fresh start on Jan. 20.

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