Can the Pentagon keep pace on biometrics?

The Defense Department has launched an improved version of its biometrics repository, but the system still lacks the latest technology.

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Industry outreach, lukewarm storage and 'the ultimate autopilot'

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Hiring, procurement are pain points for FirstNet

Building a national communications network for first responders is a massive undertaking, and no one seems pleased with the progress so far.

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State Department IG weighs in on broader email concerns

Report offers seven recommendations "to improve the use of record emails by Department of State employees and mission staff members."

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How not to drown in your agency's data

A new case study details the Education Department's efforts to get ahead of data disclosure challenges.

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DHS IG: S&T Directorate needs better contract oversight

The Science and Technology Directorate said it will have strengthened contracting documentation processes in place by summer.

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Sonny Hashmi to leave GSA

Popular CIO is headed for the private sector.

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Clinton says she regrets not using .gov address

There are still lingering questions about the former secretary of State’s use of a private email address and server.

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FOIA scorecard, an NSA lawsuit, USPTO's new director and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Clinton's printed emails a headache for archivists

Printed emails aren't searchable, don't retain all metadata and aren't necessarily threaded in a way that gives a chronological account of an exchange.

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NHTSA can't get on the road again

Implementing a new crash-data system requires travel that the highway safety agency says it can't afford.

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No-longer-acting Pentagon CIO holds forth

On his first full day as DOD's permanent CIO, Terry Halvorsen spoke with FCW about his push for hybrid data centers, the commercial cloud and cultivating trust with industry.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.