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USPS wants to go high-tech without losing jobs

An agency long crippled by skyrocketing labor costs is trying to use technology not to trim its workforce but to preserve jobs.

Latest NIST security guide, open CRS, GSA spins up portal offerings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Attention feds: Those texts, tweets and snapchats just might be records

The U.S. records chief is taking an expansive view of government content generated by new technology.

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Interior renews support for obsolete tech

Microsoft declared Windows Server 2003 dead in July, but the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation is buying custom support for 100 licenses.

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GSA enters quiet mode on telecom RFP

The rest of the month will be spent making final changes to the RFP, so GSA will not be responding to additional inquiries.

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More screens, more millennials?

Getting young people into government can be challenging. One company's prescription: Wow them with a "Minority Report" conference room.

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Prioritizing authentication, GitHub attacked, Carter back to Silicon Valley and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The new RFI: Request for innovation

The natural tendency of RFPs and RFIs to protect outdated architectures must be overcome if FITARA is to succeed.

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Labor CIO pushes back against critical IG report

Dawn Leaf defended the department's efforts to implement two-factor authentication and raised concerns about the 'completeness and accuracy' of the IG's findings.

Are VA techies slacking off on Yammer?

A new IG report cites security and productivity concerns associated with employees' use of the popular online collaboration tool.

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Big money for agile, FCC's big move, NSF funding for ecodata and Interior's new look

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Can America thump China for the OPM hack – and should it?

Foreign relations experts tackle tough questions of how, and if, the U.S. should retaliate against China for the latter's suspected orchestration of the biggest act of cyber espionage in history.

The 2015 Federal 100

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