Policy


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A few agencies need to up their game on records

All agencies are required to designate a senior official at the assistant secretary level to oversee records management policy, but not all have.

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Fate of surveillance program lies in Senate's hands

After the House voted overwhelmingly to rein in the NSA's bulk-data collection program, the Senate is set for a showdown.

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Lawmakers, experts wrestle with data protection bill

Hackers will hack. Can Congress help protect Americans' personal information? And should states be pushed aside in the interest of uniformity?

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ITIF: Congress needs to support federal data policy

The authors of a new report have a slate of 11 recommendations for Congress to modernize its data posture.

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Commerce will likely have to extend IANA contract

An ambitious deadline to transition U.S. control over a key piece of global Internet architecture to an international multi-stakeholder group will likely not be met.

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The IRS and IT: Sorting fact from fiction

Once a "poster child for IT," the IRS's high-profile problems are now all too similar to those experienced by other agencies.

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Open Internet controversy could imperil FCC IT modernization

In aiming to curtail any "net neutrality" proposals, appropriators might nick the agency's IT spending.

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Four reasons to start with system-wide visibility

As agencies consolidate their IT infrastructures and move to the cloud, infrastructure performance management becomes critical.

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The disappearance of TaxmanKeith

Reddit's favorite 'IRS Employee' has deleted his account. His case demonstrates a demand for social media engagement that IRS policy isn't prepared to meet.

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Spy gadgets, transparency and 800 monkeys

Robert Litt, general counsel for the ODNI, argues that Congress and the courts have a say on intelligence policy, but not on the tech used to implement it.

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Cloud brokers, the sequel

The broker definition continues to evolve as new roles emerge and cloud deployments become more complex.

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FAA partners with 3 companies to test real-world UAS uses

Agency also unveils the B4UFLY app, which is designed to help novice users fly their drones safely and legally.