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Census worried about costs of late changes to 2020 survey

The Census Bureau has added a new area to its list of its major operational concerns that could affect the design or the successful implementation of the 2020 count: cost impacts of late changes.

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Changes coming to clearance process in 30 to 60 days, says ODNI

A top national security official said that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence hopes coming changes will significantly reduce the existing backlog, which has ballooned to 700,000 in recent years.

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White House to relax rules on military drone exports

The Trump administration is looking to make it easier for allies to buy military-grade drones from U.S. firms.

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GSA shuffles key IT personnel

The Technology Modernization fund gets a leader, and a contracting executive is moved off GSA's $50 billion telecom contract.

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FDA moves to require patching in connected medical devices

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to make sure internet-enabled medical devices can be updated to guard against cyberthreats.

Senate passes DHS bug bounty bill

The bill would compel the federal government's top civilian cyber agency to pay white hats who find security vulnerabilities in the agency's internet-facing IT operations.

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9 agencies seek TMF funds

Nine agencies have submitted plans to tap the first $100 million available via the Technology Modernization Fund, but no decisions have been made yet.

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GAO, Census differ on IT readiness

Uncertainty over the impact the addition of the citizenship question and IT systems' readiness dominated a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing intended to discuss the Census Bureau's fiscal year 2019 budget.

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GSA chief says citizen services will be a focal point in FY2019

IT modernization funds and real estate questions also featured prominently at an April 17 hearing on the General Services Administration's appropriation.

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FOIA advisers push for more proactive disclosure

A federal advisory committee wants agencies build Freedom of Information Act responsiveness into acquisition and tech plans.

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IRS systems crash on tax day

The tech failure at IRS may not be due to legacy IT, but rather to modern front-end systems that are typically hardened and tested in advance the annual filing deadline.

DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

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