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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.

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House passes federal data center efficiency bill

The legislation would require OMB, EPA and the Department of Energy to lead the development of standards for measuring data center performance.

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McCaskill probes 'clunky' contracting databases

Plans have been in place since 2001 to create an integrated contractor database, but delays, cost overruns and development problems have pushed back the scheduled completion date to 2018.

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Feds seek info-sharing standards for private-sector data breaches

Federal law enforcement officials say national reporting standards could help investigators uncover culprits.