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Fallout from Twitter summons reveals widespread CBP violations

The Customs and Border Protection's attempt to out a rogue employee on Twitter earlier this year has revealed other abuses of authority, a watchdog finds.

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Classified cloud now an option for federal agencies

Amazon Web Services' new AWS Secret Region promises security that meets secret classification requirements.

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$50B Alliant 2 brings big management challenges

With 61 vendors and counting on GSA's newest governmentwide acquisition contract award, effective management is key to making Alliant 2 work for agencies and industry alike.

State CIO to step down

Frontis Wiggins will retire from federal service after a 32-year career.

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How AI can make use of DOD's data stockpile

The Pentagon is sitting on a hoard of data but doesn't know what to do with it. A new report makes the case that artificial intelligence is the solution.

Should Congress protect agricultural data?

Health and finanical information are subject to special treatment under the law -– and some experts are wondering if agricultural data should get similar protection.

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A modest proposal to improve government IT

Alan Balutis and Don Upson debate the wisdom of a cabinet-level IT shop -- and a thorough reorganization of about a dozen other agencies.

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NDAA brings back drone registration

The defense bill restores FAA registration requirements for small-drone operators, after rules were struck down by the Court of Appeals.

GSA adds hyperconverged infrastructure options to Schedule 70

The General Services Administration adds cloud-friendly platforms to its biggest multiple award IT contract.

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GSA announces Alliant 2 awards

Long-awaited IT services GWAC includes 61 firms.

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Technologists, privacy advocates push back against algorithmic 'extreme vetting'

The Trump administration's plan to use predictive software to rate threats posed by immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers will result in discriminatory decisions, say a group of privacy advocates and computer scientists.

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Hiccups for CBP's new port system as it nears completion

Customs and Border Protection's years-long march toward a unified import-export data system is nearing conclusion, but not without a couple of last-minute glitches.

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