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Cyberattacks: Too much how, not enough why

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance wants potential victims to pay attention to strategy rather than tactics.

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Can Barbara Mikulski fix the appropriations process?

The Senate Appropriations chairwoman -- whose state is home to more than 100,000 federal employees -- could be agencies' best hope for a return to regular order.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testifying before Congress

FCC seeks $13.5 million for IT modernization

Chairman Tom Wheeler calls his agency's computer systems incompatible and highly inefficient.

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Lawmakers propose 3.3% federal pay hike

Although the measure stands little chance of becoming law, it provides a rhetorical launching pad for Democrats who accuse the GOP of demonizing federal workers.

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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.