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FISMA report shows pain, few gains

While the federal government made tangible progress last year, OMB’s annual report card detailed plenty of weaknesses and room for improvement.

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New computer models promise better analysis of underground nuclear tests

New detection technique from LLNL can hone remote analysis of underground nuclear explosions and help find rogue regimes' secret test sites.

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FBI, NHTSA issue warning on vehicle hacks

Agencies officially warn that cars and other motor vehicles are increasingly vulnerable to hacking.

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Carter touts cyber capabilities at budget hearing

At a March 17 Senate Armed Services Committee budget hearing, legislators wanted to know if investments in IT innovation are enough to face potential threats from Russia and China.

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Watchdogs glean IT lessons from HealthCare.Gov failures

Representatives from GAO and HHS' Office of the Inspector General examine the failures, successes and takeaways from the first five years of Affordable Care Act implementation and technology.

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U.S. preps to shift critical Internet control

After years of negotiations, a move to cede U.S. control of a critical piece of global Internet infrastructure is almost ready to go.

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3 keys to data center consolidation

Agencies can streamline data center operations without compromising the security and adaptability of government systems.

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D.C.-area first responders need a clearer path on comms

A GAO report says the group responsible for security in National Capital Region needs better coordination on making emergency communications interoperable.

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$3B IT modernization fund left out of House Budget Resolution

An Obama administration plan to launch a revolving fund for IT modernization didn't make the cut in the final version of the House Budget Committee's spending resolution.

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FAA tweaks rule making process for private drones

Almost half a million drone owners have registered drone aircraft with the FAA since the beginning of the year, prompting the agency to adapt its approach to another UAS rulemaking.

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Are federal web sites too subtle?

Agency websites sometimes offer too many choices, and can be hard to distinguish from private-sector sites, according to public feedback gathered by 18F's design team.

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Why one government agency seems less than thrilled about Census modernization

The Census Bureau's ambitious modernization plan aims to save $5 billion, but the Postal Service appears worried about losing revenue from delivering fewer paper questionnaires.

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