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Security clearance process deemed 'high-risk' by GAO

The Government Accountability Office has added the governmentwide security clearance process to its list of government programs most in need of reform.

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GSA seeks industry input on shared services tech

In a signal that the move to shared services is accelerating, the government is looking to vendors for an update on software solutions.

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Census Bureau changes course on key 2020 question

The move comes despite statistical research supporting an internal Census recommendation to combine two key questions to improve response rates.

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GAO to investigate bot-driven net neutrality comments

The congressional watchdog looks to take on the FCC's electronic filing system and the possible widespread of use bots to flood the system.

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Air Force leaders worry about uncertain budgets

Budget bungling hinders Air Force readiness and research, leaders say.

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AT&T, FirstNet cast doubt on rival's participation

AT&T and some public safety officials say Verizon's public safety network services claims aren't accurate.

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New defense strategy sets the tone for an agile cyber force

Defense Secretary James Mattis highlighted cyber force streamlining and tech infrastructure investment as part of an unclassified summary of the national defense strategy.

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Even short shutdowns complicate federal hiring

With two government shutdowns in recent memory -- and a third looming -- the disruptions of federal operations make an already-protracted federal hiring process even more challenging.

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Next gen aircraft ID system vulnerable, watchdog finds

The GAO is concerned that the next-generation air traffic technology that precisely tracks commercial and military aircraft is vulnerable to hackers.

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House passes bill restoring State cyber office

Seven months after the Trump administration shuttered a critical State Department office responsible for coordinating international cooperation around cybersecurity issues, Congress took a big step toward reversing the decision.

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DOD health record effort pivots to lessons learned

After a lengthy rollout, military health leaders will evaluate user feedback on MHS Genesis to prepare for full deployment.

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Industrial systems vendors warn on processor bugs Spectre and Meltdown

Industrial control systems providers have notified the government about potential vulnerabilities to widespread bugs affecting computer microprocessors.

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