(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, photograph, monitors check their screens in the Governor's Office of Information Technology in downtown Denver. Some cybersecurity professionals are concerned that insurance policies designed to limit the damage of ransomware attacks might actually be encouraging hackers. “We don’t know what that ransom payment is going to fund,” said Brandi Simmons, a spokeswoman for the office. “As a state government, we don’t want to be in a position of funding cyberterrorists.” (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Ensuring the federal IT workforce of the future

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Chief Information Officers Council says government needs a new pay and personnel system to better recruit and compensate…

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Bipartisan legislation proposed to end reverse auctions of federal construction projects

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New DoD policy aims to crack down on alleged price gouging by TransDigm

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Upcoming IDEA Act deadlines task agencies with digital service overhaul

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Trump signs IDEA Act in bid to close ‘tech gap’ between government, private sector websites

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed the 21st-Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA), which aims to make federal “.gov” websites more…

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21st Century IDEA Act requiring updated federal websites passes House

One of the IDEA Act’s backers is California Democrat Ro Khanna, who spoke with Federal Drive with Tom Temin shortly after the House bill passage.

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Bill to digitize more government services passes House

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Integrated Digital Experience Act calls for digitizing government processes and establishing minimum standards for federal websites.

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