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VA expands telehealth access

At a White House event, VA Secretary David Shulkin announced the coming nationwide release of an app designed to connect veterans and doctors.

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Making modernization happen

Three key budget and policy steps from Congress and the Trump Administration would go a long way toward addressing this critical challenge.

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Why the FBI relo went off the rails

The government burned tens of millions of dollars on a stalled effort to move the FBI out of its downtown D.C. headquarters.

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DeVos scraps multibillion tech procurement

Facing a potential bipartisan revolt on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration scrapped its plans for a new student loan servicing platform.

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Should NSA and CyberCom split? A watchdog weighs in

The Government Accountability Office teamed up with Pentagon officials to identify the advantages and disadvantages of the dual-hat leadership structure of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.

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Post-award, the real work starts on EIS

Federal agencies and the 10 contract awardees still have work to do before taking advantage of GSA's next-generation telecommunications contract.

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Can government help fight the war on botnets?

As the number of internet-connected devices increases, along with the threat of botnets and potential attacks, the role of government should not be solely focused on prescribing new legal mandates.

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New bill sets IoT standards for federal suppliers

A new bipartisan Senate bill would eliminate the federal government from purchasing connected devices with hard-coded passwords and other known vulnerabilities.

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GSA names 10 primes for $50B EIS contract

GSA awarded contracts for the vehicle that will be the foundation for next-generation telecom and network services for the next decade and a half at federal agencies.

Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.)

Lawmaker proposes cyber squad to educate campaign pros

Rep. Terri Sewell wants the federal government to take a hand in improving the cyber hygiene of political campaigns.

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Wyden presses spy chief on surveillance powers

Sen. Ron Wyden wants the Trump administration to publicly state whether the FISA law applies to communications that are "entirely domestic."

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Deputy takes the reins at DHS

Elaine Duke steps into the top job at DHS, as outgoing chief John Kelly moves to the White House as Trump's chief of staff.

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Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

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