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Too soon to tell if CBP biometric systems can scale

DHS efforts to develop entry/exit systems that capture travelers’ biometric data are making progress, a GAO report finds, but full implementation is far from simple.

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Is Coats too nice to lead ODNI?

As both a "resource and a liability," cyberspace will be a priority, Dan Coats tells the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during his confirmation hearing for Director of National Intelligence.

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Trump floats $54B boost to defense, and matching cuts to civilian agencies

The White House is proposing double-digit decreases at civilian agencies and steep cuts to foreign aid to support a 10 percent increase to the defense side of the federal discretionary budget.

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DISA searches for new acquisition life with SETI

The new $7.5 billion SETI acquisition program aims to rapidly contract innovative technologies and solutions across the Defense Department.

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VA seeks permanent CISO

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to hire a permanent IT security lead.

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HHS outlines lofty cloud plans despite IT budget squeeze

If you want a bellwether for IT spending across federal civilian agencies, a good starting point just might be the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Rogers: Why data is critical infrastructure

The head of the NSA says that in the wake of Russia's hacking of the Democratic National Committee, the U.S. has to rethink what critical infrastructure means in a digital age.

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IG: Commerce lags on Data Act

The Department of Commerce is behind on its Data Act preparations and risks missing a key May deadline, the agency watchdog warned.

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Sequestration, shutdowns or increased spending? Anything is possible in 2017

More standoffs are likely, experts warn, and the only certainty is that the regular rules are unlikely to apply.

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Close calls with unmanned aircraft increase

The number of close encounters between civilian aircraft and unmanned drones in national airspace is on the rise, the FAA reports.

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How Einstein changes the way government does business

The Department of Commerce is revising its confidentiality agreement for statistical data survey respondents to reflect the fact that the Department of Homeland Security could see some of that data if it is captured by the Einstein system.

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The future of open data in the Trump administration

Government transparency advocates expect Obama-era open data policies to continue but would like to see agencies and Congress prioritize their expansion.

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