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U.S. sets date to cede control of key internet function

After a years-long transition, the U.S. will finally transfer control of the IANA function -- the "address book of the internet" -- to a global, multistakeholder organization.

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DHS turns to small businesses to tap blockchain tech

DHS has awarded $100,000 each to four small innovators to explore the use of blockchain for identity management.

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Social Security rolls back two-factor mandate

The Social Security Administration is relaxing a recent security directive for beneficiaries, because of potential user inconvenience.

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NNSA looks to map lightning before it strikes

The agency charged with protecting the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile installed new sensors at its weapons components plant to better protect it from the heavens.

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Treasury component to shift employees to cloud email

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will use Unisys to move to the cloud under a new contract.

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IRS sounds the alarm on new phishing scam

Professional tax preparers are targets in a new email scam that opens the door for keystroke-logger malware.

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GSA assists agencies with data center consolidation

GSA helping federal agencies manage OMB data center directive.

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VA mulls commercial EHR

The Department of Veterans Affairs is rounding up options for potential off-the-shelf health records software to replace its homegrown VistA product.

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GSA's internal IT is OK, watchdog says

The General Services Administration gets high marks on an inspector general IT security assessment.

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House panel wants update on Census IT risks

As the 2020 enumeration draws ever closer, key lawmakers want assurances that the Census Bureau is managing risks in IT acquisition.

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GSA releases fast-lane FedRAMP template

GSA unveiled the report template cloud service providers can use to get in the agency’s fast-lane program for FedRAMP approval.

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Two years of USDS: Obama's tech push going strong

The U.S. Digital Service turns two this week, and although the program is not without its critics, it gets good grades for the innovative technology services it brings to government.

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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