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Bill targets visa waiver loophole

Bipartisan legislation would give DHS the authority to suspend participation in the Visa Waiver program for any country that fails to provide information related to terror threats.

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8 predictions to put on your calendar

Cisco's Alan Balutis shares his thoughts on what will happen in the coming year.

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Congress approves stopgap spending bill

Continuing resolution will fund agencies through Dec. 11.

Eliminating reports, monitoring email, funding ID research and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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House bill would ease 'meaningful use' provisions on EHRs

Doctors and hospitals are increasingly pushing back against the government’s schedule for adoption of electronic health records.

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Venture capital, lame ducks, crime maps and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Administration renews call for cyber legislation

Officials at DHS, the prime civilian agency in charge of cybersecurity, are reminding lawmakers that the clock is ticking on the 113th Congress.

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Earmarks by another name

Legislators have a new way of targeting spending that could bring benefits and burdens for agencies.

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Smith named CTO, Holder and Clapper back reforms, and McAfee hails Heartbleed

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Budget capitulations

Congress no longer even tries to get real appropriations done by Sept. 30. Here's the fiscal 2015 reality.

The perils of petascale IT projects

Why SBInet, HealthCare.gov and ECSS are just the beginning of large-scale IT project failures.

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600 million reasons to embrace Energy Star

Congress may mandate more data center efficiency, but CIOs shouldn't wait.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!