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CFPB techies blast talk of taking down complaint portal

Should the government continue to host a Yelp for financial services? The people who built it think it should.

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Commerce will revisit ZTE sanctions at Trump's request

The U.S. government will revisit harsh sanctions against Chinese telecom firm ZTE, despite years of complaints by U.S. officials that the communications giant violates trade laws and may facilitate Chinese espionage.

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FEMA CIO Adrian Gardner reassigned

Gardner, who took over FEMA's IT office in 2013, accepted a new position as the Executive Director of Recovery Communications Technology in the Caribbean Area Division.

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JEDI report to Congress calls out Pentagon's fractured cloud strategy

The report criticizes the proliferation of more than 500 cloud acquisition and migration efforts as being "reminiscent of DOD's current legacy information technology environment, which is not optimized for the 21st century."

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New rule eliminates state regs on VA telehealth

Medical practitioners in the Veterans Health Administration system will be able to conduct telehealth appointments regardless of location under the new "anywhere-to-anywhere" rule.

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Report: DOD's new health record system isn't suitable for use

MHS Genesis, the $3.4 billion commercial health record system being installed across the Department of Defense, was found to be operationally ineffective and unsuitable in a scathing internal oversight report.

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NIST seeks 'lightweight' encryption standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants public input on the best way to design evaluation criteria dictating new encryption standards for small computing devices.

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Senator freezes DHS cyber nominee over Stingray info

Sen. Ron Wyden wants info on use of rogue cell-tracking Stingray devices in the nation's capital before he'll confirm a new cybersecurity leader at the Department of Homeland Security.

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Senate probes VA's electronic health record spending

Multiple delays in signing a contract for a commercial electronic health record have lawmakers wondering when the money they appropriated will be spent.

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Drawing 'red lines' for threats against the grid

Advancing energy distribution technology can blunt cyber threats to America’s electrical systems, but malicious actors need to know what actions will have consequences, according to experts.

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NGA deputy director talks acquisition overhaul

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Justin Poole said the key to acquisition reform is more autonomy.

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USCG boosts ceiling on IT contract to stay on .mil network

The tempo of task orders on a key Coast Guard IT infrastructure vehicle is accelerating so fast that the agency must raise the contract ceiling or risk getting booted off the Department of Defense's central .mil network.

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