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FBI, NHTSA issue warning on vehicle hacks

Agencies officially warn that cars and other motor vehicles are increasingly vulnerable to hacking.

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18F to fill two new leadership positions

18F has two new leadership job openings, to oversee chapters and custom partner solutions.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Photo credit: Sean Lyngaas, FCW

Carter touts cyber capabilities at budget hearing

At a March 17 Senate Armed Services Committee budget hearing, legislators wanted to know if investments in IT innovation are enough to face potential threats from Russia and China.

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Watchdogs glean IT lessons from HealthCare.Gov failures

Representatives from GAO and HHS' Office of the Inspector General examine the failures, successes and takeaways from the first five years of Affordable Care Act implementation and technology.

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U.S. preps to shift critical Internet control

After years of negotiations, a move to cede U.S. control of a critical piece of global Internet infrastructure is almost ready to go.

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House panel presses VA CIO about info security

LaVerne Council, the top tech official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, updated lawmakers on cyber challenges facing the agency.

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D.C.-area first responders need a clearer path on comms

A GAO report says the group responsible for security in National Capital Region needs better coordination on making emergency communications interoperable.

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$3B IT modernization fund left out of House Budget Resolution

An Obama administration plan to launch a revolving fund for IT modernization didn't make the cut in the final version of the House Budget Committee's spending resolution.

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FAA tweaks rule making process for private drones

Almost half a million drone owners have registered drone aircraft with the FAA since the beginning of the year, prompting the agency to adapt its approach to another UAS rulemaking.

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Are federal web sites too subtle?

Agency websites sometimes offer too many choices, and can be hard to distinguish from private-sector sites, according to public feedback gathered by 18F's design team.

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CIO shuffle: Senior tech leaders detailed to OPM, OMB

Deputy CIOs at DHS and OMB detailed to temporary positions, as part of a move to fill an IT leadership gap at the Office of Personnel Management.

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Why one government agency seems less than thrilled about Census modernization

The Census Bureau's ambitious modernization plan aims to save $5 billion, but the Postal Service appears worried about losing revenue from delivering fewer paper questionnaires.

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