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CIS girds for first wave of deferred deportation renewals

The first deadline for renewing applications in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is September, and agency officials are confident CIS's IT infrastructure can handle the rush.

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Fixing VA tech, touting tourism data and upgrading from GPS

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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China making steady gains in cyber, military IT

Report to Congress warns that stolen U.S. intellectual property is bolstering Chinese capacity for "network-centric warfare."

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Where digital gov falls short, Franken pushes on privacy, Stempfley honored and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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White House looking to Capitol Hill on cyber

Cybersecurity is arguably one of the few bipartisan issues in Congress, and key stakeholders hope that will be enough to push through legislation this year.

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Does TWIC really work?

Senators grill port security experts on whether the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program is worth the time and money.

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Dealing with the FedRAMP deadline

A day ahead of GSA's deadline for cloud service providers to be certified, both government and vendors say they have seen an evolution in attitudes and strategies.

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Faster CDM, the global cloud, a $917M 'Space Fence' and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How VA's $36 million move to the cloud evaporated

The Department of Veterans Affairs IT shop scuttled a long-planned cloud deal because of worries about email retention and security concerns.

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NSA employs ever-improving facial-recognition technology

The National Security Agency’s revelation highlights the growing sophistication of facial-recognition tools available to government.

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Senate panel OKs $51 billion for Commerce, Justice, Science

An early look shows broad agreement between House and Senate appropriators, but some battles still loom over the details of tech policy.

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NSA director: Detection trumps prevention

Because keeping cyber intruders out is increasingly difficult, the focus should be on finding them quickly and assessing the threat, says Adm. Michael Rogers.