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House, Senate defense bills differ on cyber

How the two chambers' bills get reconciled could have key implications for U.S. cyber policies.

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State IG: Broadcasters need tighter controls over user accounts

The Broadcasting Board of Governors isn't retiring inactive employee accounts quickly enough, according to an agency watchdog.

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Revamped 18F to get a contracting embed

GSA's Federal Acquisition Service plans to place acquisition experts in the new Technology Transformation Service to share knowledge on procurement strategies.

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DHS intel shop needs to work on privacy protection, says watchdog

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis at DHS office needs to buff its info handling skills, according to an inspector general report.

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What can the government do about big data fairness?

Big data analytics are used in making determinations for credit, employment, and even criminal sentencing. Should the government make sure they are used fairly?

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DOD poised to release milCloud 2.0 RFP

MilCloud 2.0 is a further bid by the Defense Department to embrace commercial cloud services to cut costs.

Britain takes digital ID out of beta as U.S. lags

The United Kingdom will go live with its governmentwide digital identity platform, GOV.UK Verify, in the coming days. The U.S. government will need a little more time.

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Senators want details on new background check bureau

Two Democrats with oversight responsibilities are asking OPM for specifics about its transition and reorganization plans for a new bureau formed to handle background checks.

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FAA opens up drone registration database

The FAA has made its database of hobbyists' and recreational users' unmanned aerial systems more widely available to the public.

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Navy retools cyber policy

The new policy signed by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus sets up a program for preventing insider threats, among other actions.

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Smart cities need cash

Establishing high-tech, more efficient infrastructure across America will require upfront investments, and the Transportation Department's model might be the way to get that funding right.

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Senators seek to block expanded hacking powers for FBI

The Justice Department says greater authority is necessary to pursue anonymous criminals, but some senators oppose what they say is an encroachment on Americans' digital rights.

Who are the Rising Stars?

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

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