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DHS unveils post-CISA privacy assessment

The post-CISA privacy regime is here. Will it satisfy critics?

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NIST: Time to take telework's cyber risks seriously

With telework and BYOD on the rise, NIST is updating its guidelines from 2009 to address how organizations and individuals can protect themselves from cyberattacks.

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DHS OIG slams USCIS on immigration IT

DHS Inspector General John Roth took a hard line on USCIS's lagging immigration benefits processing system in an audit that covered an 11-year cycle of IT shortcomings and agency resistance to independent examinations.

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House passes bill to trim energy use at federal data centers

The Energy Efficient Government Technology Act would re-baseline data center efficiency standards and require OMB to coordinate with agencies on energy saving technology.

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More federal open source appreciated, if it behaves

The tech industry welcomes more open-source software in the federal government, but with a few caveats.

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Commerce Dept. offers guidance on foreign tech regs

The Commerce Department is piloting a new program aimed at helping U.S. businesses navigate foreign digital domains.

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How restricting encryption increases cyber risks

Weakening encryption for the benefit of law enforcement would have economic and social fallout that is far more damaging than any benefit obtained, according to new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

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FedRAMP takes agile BPA for a test drive

The cloud services vetting office wants to open its process to the public via a dashboard built under 18F's agile blanket purchase agreement.

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U.S. Digital Service team makes recruitment pitch at SXSW

CTO Megan Smith and USDS Director Haley Van Dyck tried to sell techies at the South by Southwest Interactive conference on public service careers.

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Army releases data strategy

Army CIO Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell wants to give Army users and applications quicker access to a range of data.

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The topics Obama plans to hit -- and avoid -- at SXSW

The presidential call to action will likely skirt encryption and hiring and instead ask techies to dip into government on a short-term basis.

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FCC chief wants to expand privacy rules for broadband

The FCC circulated a new proposal March 10 that outlines Commissioner Tom Wheeler's plan to address what information Internet Service Providers can collect and share about their customers.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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