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Republicans move to check internet transition

Two senior GOP lawmakers are questioning the viability of long-standing plans to end U.S. control of the address book of the internet.

Federal CIO Tony Scott

Scott: ITMF paybacks won't be an issue

The federal CIO says agencies will be compelled to pay back their loans as modern IT systems come online. But some on Capitol Hill still have their doubts.

LaVerne Horton Council

Questions loom about the future of open source at VA

With pressure from Congress to abandon the Vista health record system, Veterans Affairs CIO LaVerne Council is facing tough questions about the future of open source at the agency.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

Reps press HHS on ransomware

The Department of Health and Human Services is weighing what kind of disclosures should follow a ransomware attack that involves health records. Two lawmakers urge a light touch.

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Can chatbots improve government customer service?

Federal digital and customer experience experts are telling feds how AI and machine learning, including bots, can expand and improve customer service.

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DHS wants to shift to agile in a FLASH

DHS is looking for a dozen agile-minded and nontraditional companies to help with its upcoming agile design and development support services contract.

Cyberattack, financial services

To fight ransomware, DOJ wants companies to talk more

Paying off ransomware hackers just encourages more attacks, according to a senior Justice Department official.

Beth Angerman. Official photograph.

Why Beth Angerman sees a shared-services opportunity

Hacks, tight budgets and oversight are driving a governmentwide push to shared services.

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Clinton tech agenda bakes in innovation teams

Hillary Clinton's newly released technology agenda calls for retaining the U.S. Digital Service and other innovation groups to improve government services.

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DHS adds social media to traveler data

DHS wants to ask travelers to add their social media account information to visa-vetting systems and forms.

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Another IRS tax tool bites the dust

The IRS has killed its online tool for requesting electronic-filing PINs after cyberattacks ramped up.

Richard Burr official photo, 114th Congress

Burr keeps up pressure for encryption bill

The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence made a pitch for his encryption access legislation by framing the technology as an enabler of confidential communications among terrorists.

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