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BLS on CPI: I'm old fashioned, but I don't mind it

One of economics' most important numbers depends on data collected by hand – data that's largely already online, posted freely by merchants and their customers.

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FBI delayed privacy protection rules for Section 215 data, says IG

An IG report asserts that it should not "have taken 7 years … to develop minimization procedures" to protect the privacy of data.

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Counting mobile, robot gap, rural tech and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DOD needs a change in acquisition culture

The Pentagon needs a modern, agile acquisition process that can get technology into the field faster — and industry should take the lead.

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House panel moves drone, FOIA, IT dupe bills

One of the measures would require DHS to assess and report on duplication of information technology.

MyUSA again, Deltek's GovCon study and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Comey: Industry letter on encryption is 'depressing'

The FBI director said a head-on collision is coming between privacy and public safety.

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GSA's Dorris honored, Ambrose moves to VA and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Making the business case for DHS S&T

Industry leaders like what they have seen so far of the Science and Technology Directorate's efforts at collaboration, but they are not yet fully convinced.

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IT a big reason Congress is pondering a private air traffic control system

While the safety record of the FAA-operated air traffic control system leads the world, stakeholders are concerned about the slow pace of technological upgrades.

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Tech firms, privacy advocates push White House on encryption

A group that includes Google, Apple and Microsoft wants the Obama administration to drop efforts to provide law enforcement with access to encrypted communications.

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Why acquisition reforms fall short

After two decades of good intentions, it's time for an enterprise strategy for IT acquisition and management.