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After short vacancy, Education gets new CIO

Transportation Department veteran Jason Gray quietly took the tech reins at Education late last month.

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IRS chooses security over accessibility

The tax agency relaunched Get Transcript with a security setup that it plans to incorporate into other tools, and acknowledged that not all taxpayers will be able to access the new system.

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Biden announces public cancer database

Vice President Joe Biden, the public face of the administration's Cancer Moonshot, announced the release of the National Cancer Institute's Genomic Data Commons, a public-facing data platform that allows researchers to access, analyze and upload genomic health data to advance cancer research.

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White House laments Cold War-era R&D structure

"Too often, the most agile and innovative companies are unwilling to work with government," the Office of Science and Technology Policy document says.

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After an 11-month vacancy, Census names a CIO

The Census Bureau has picked Patent Office veteran Kevin Smith to keep its tech shop running.

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DOJ official: Some crypto poses 'undeniable' threat to public safety

Encryption has its virtues, but it is not universally good, said Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general for Justice's Criminal Division.

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FTC: Too soon for internet of things laws

The Federal Trade Commission sees risks and opportunity in internet of things applications, but thinks new laws specific to the technology would be premature.

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Navy hits refresh button on IT inventory

The Navy projects the updated Applications and Database Management System can save it millions of dollars.

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ONC offers health data playbook for patients

To educate patients about their rights over medical data, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT unveiled a series of educational videos and a Patient Engagement Playbook.

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VA's CISO moves on

Brian Burns will be leaving the Department of Veterans Affairs on June 10 for a different federal agency.

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USMC wrestles with responsibility of owning network

Three years since taking ownership of its computer network, the Marine Corps is still playing catch up in training its acquisition personnel.

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FCC revamping comment system

FCC is finalizing a cloud-based comment system that can better handle sudden input surges and make data more readily available.

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