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Obama, Intel Committee leaders propose data collection changes

The president’s plan would require a court order to collect information on individual accounts; the lawmakers’ bill would not.

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GSA launches 'digital incubator'

The agency's new 18F program is intended to work like a tech startup aimed at helping build federal Web services.

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Why maps matter

With new technologies and an explosion of geodata, more and more agencies are mapping to make sense of their missions.

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Senator aims to boost use of stolen-passport database

Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposal would block countries from the visa waiver program if they don’t use Interpol’s travel document service.

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A window into the federal soul

Technology can simultaneously amplify mistakes and make them easier for customers – in the government’s case, citizens – to see.

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Panel votes to tighten federal website security

Under the legislation, any federal website that collects personally identifiable information from users would have to be certified as secure by the agency CIO before going live.

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Agencies at odds over border tech

CBP official Mark Borkowski complained that the agency's new system was being unfairly linked to the failed SBInet program.