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House panel wants update on Census IT risks

As the 2020 enumeration draws ever closer, key lawmakers want assurances that the Census Bureau is managing risks in IT acquisition.

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How the Pentagon can help federal buying power

The Defense Department’s plan to stand up IT for a background check bureau could be a model for civilian-DOD cooperation.

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Making the cloud safe for intel

The intelligence community's tech think tank wants a new model for keeping data safe in the cloud.

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IG: Interior needs to tighten computer security

A new report says the Interior Department needs to strengthen user access controls and mobile encryption.

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GSA releases fast-lane FedRAMP template

GSA unveiled the report template cloud service providers can use to get in the agency’s fast-lane program for FedRAMP approval.

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Two years of USDS: Obama's tech push going strong

The U.S. Digital Service turns two this week, and although the program is not without its critics, it gets good grades for the innovative technology services it brings to government.

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DOD deputy CIO to lead IT at OPM

David De Vries will take over IT at the Office of Personnel Management, as the human resources agency prepares to stand up a new background check bureau.

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DHS S&T goes for second on tech accelerator

DHS' research arm has opened a second round of its tech accelerator project for emergency responders' gear.

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Finalized OMB open-source policy takes industry concerns into account

Although it is still sifting through the details of OMB's new policy, one industry group is comfortable with the final product.

White House releases open source policy

Federal CIO Tony Scott announced plans to make federal software code usable and sharable across agencies, and a pilot program to release some code to the public.

Tom Carper

Carper wants assurances on election cyber

The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee wants to make sure that the federal officials are doing their utmost to prevent voting hacks.

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Cyber protections contemplated for U.S. election systems

The White House and Department of Homeland Security could deem election systems to be critical infrastructure, but official responses to cyberattack are still fluid.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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