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White House floats vision for IT modernization

A new IT modernization plan from the American Technology Council looks to leverage commercial cloud and industry best practices to improve government tech.


How automated tools can unlock IT challenges

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery are changing government IT.

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USDA app adds real-time updates on food recalls

The USDA announced a series of updates and new features to its FoodKeeper mobile app.

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VA telehealth expansion needs boost from Congress

The White House and Veterans Affairs chief are pushing for expanded telehealth, but the department may need some legislative help to get there.

How the Air Force is tweaking procurement

A top military acquisition officer said the Air Force is changing its procurement process to meet the intent of Congress and adapt to 21st-century cybersecurity needs.

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Senate panel wants update on cyber EO

Reports on international cybersecurity cooperation were due from key agencies by June 23, under President Trump's May executive order, and some in the Senate would like a look at the documents.

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How carriers prove they are up to the EIS challenge

Telecom companies that won places on the $50 billion EIS contract must demonstrate their back-office capabilities for GSA.

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FDA alerts on pacemaker recall for cyber flaw

Nearly 500,000 patients with pacemakers manufactured by Abbott, formerly St. Jude Medical, are potentially affected by in an security recall.


FEMA mobile comms units roll in for Harvey

The federal disaster agency's fleet of mobile offices is helping power communications support for emergency responders in the Texas flood.

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Senate Dem blasts Trump on cyber readiness

The ranking Democrat on the Senate energy committee is again raising warning flags about critical infrastructure cybersecurity in the wake of resignations from a key advisory group.

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GAO: Feds lag in vehicle data policy

As more cars become connected and collect user data, agencies seek to define roles in safeguarding consumer data.

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Smarter regulation through data science

How analytics offers a low-cost alternative to regulation when it comes to monitoring risks to the financial system.

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Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

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