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Is USPS prepping for driverless mail trucks?

A report by the USPS Office of the Inspector General examines how autonomous vehicle technology could change the way the Postal Service transports and delivers the mail.

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Oracle rips innovation shops

In comments on a planned governmentwide modernization scheme, database firm Oracle called on the federal government to rethink open source and hiring software coders.

IT outages create headaches for CBP field workers

Despite a $1.4 billion IT budget, the agency responsible for screening people and cargo entering the U.S. from abroad suffers from system downtime that could lead to increased security risks, according to an internal oversight report.

DHS still pushing to rename cyber shop

A bill that would rename and federate a key Homeland Security cybersecurity component is key to fueling the agency's efforts in cybersecurity and its overall image, supporters say.

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White House cyber chief warns on IP theft

Rob Joyce cautioned that requirements by foreign powers to review IT source code of U.S. vendors could lead to intellectual property theft.

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Personal info leaked in SEC breach

The agency has also provided additional details on the scope of its response to the 2016 incident.

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As deadline looms, 22 states opt-in to FirstNet

FirstNet announced that final decisions are due from governors by Dec. 28 on whether they will use the federally backed interoperable wireless network for first responders.

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OPM names new CIO

Former Maryland CIO David Garcia will replace David DeVries as the top tech official of the Office of Personnel Management.

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White House cracks down on executive travel

The same day Tom Price stepped down as secretary of Health and Human Services, the White House put out a memo reminding agency execs not to stick taxpayers with the tab for private travel.

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FedRAMP launches streamlined approvals for low-impact services

FedRAMP Tailored aims to get applications to agencies in as little as four weeks and reduce the burden on cloud providers.

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DHS moves ahead on financial system amid questions from Congress

DHS released the final draft RFP for its financial management system modernization to potential vendors and told them to plan for a late October contract award.

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House panel seeks probe of contractor data calls

The Energy and Commerce committee asked the GAO to examine whether the Department of Energy is wasting contractors time and money with superfluous requests.

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