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Lawmaker pushes online verification to combat disinformation

Mandatory ID checks for social media platforms could help fight propaganda, but experts worry about privacy tradeoffs.

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FAA chief data officer wants to pace development

The Federal Aviation Administration's top data officer wants to take a layered approach to how it develops U.S. air traffic control IT systems.

U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft awaits an engine test prior to Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance operations at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, July 23, 2019. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

How the Air Force upgraded cyber testing for weapons systems

Air Force Materiel Command's 96th Test Wing is modernizing the way the service tests weapons systems for cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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Esper steps aside on JEDI, pushes decision to deputy

After months of review, the defense secretary has recused himself from decisions regarding the controversial $10 billion JEDI cloud buy.

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OPM offers a 'second chance' at federal employment

The Second Chance Act aims to help lower barriers for otherwise eligible federal employment applicants with criminal records.

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GAO highlights security threats to federal employees

Extremist views on public land control put federal employees at risk, and government officials have played a part, according to the chairwoman of a House subcommittee.

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OPM's new guide to reading employee viewpoint data

A new toolkit from the Office of Personnel Management focuses on using data to understand and improve employee-manager relations.

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Security, modernization and people are key IRS challenges

The IRS should focus the next year on modernizing IT, improving security controls for its primary e-filing tool, eliminating critical vulnerabilities in servers used for personal devices and addressing its "serious" human capital crisis, according to Treasury auditors.

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New rules of the road for $4B DHS financial management buy

The Department of Homeland Security announced it would eliminate conflict-of-interest restrictions in a pair of highly connected procurements to allow vendors to bid on both.

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USDA, EEOC land first FY 2020 TMF awards

Public-facing systems at two agencies will get millions to help with the move to the cloud.

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SBA inks EIS contract

The Small Business Administration joined a few other agencies with a big early autumn telecommunications contract.

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Army AI task force looks for cyber project as industry day nears

The Army Artificial Intelligence Task Force is looking to start a cyber project this year just in time for its third annual industry day.

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