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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.

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FITARA implementation, simple innovation and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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State Department presents cyber norms to Congress

Maryland Democrat Benjamin Cardin is skeptical about how U.S. cyber adversaries will receive the State Department’s newly released peacetime norms for cyberspace.

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Why it’s time for a town hall meeting

Interactive, regularly scheduled meetings are the best way to share information with employees and address their concerns.

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Dump-DUNS caucus weighs in on the Data Act

The federal government uses the proprietary DUNS identifier to code financial transactions, but with Data Act implementation in full swing, open-data advocates are pushing to go open source.

The 2015 Federal 100

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