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DHS adds social media to traveler data

DHS wants to ask travelers to add their social media account information to visa-vetting systems and forms.

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Another IRS tax tool bites the dust

The IRS has killed its online tool for requesting electronic-filing PINs after cyberattacks ramped up.

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5 tips for CSPs looking to leverage FedRAMP Accelerated

Paying attention to these often overlooked capabilities can help cloud service providers speed through GSA's new review process.

Richard Burr official photo, 114th Congress

Burr keeps up pressure for encryption bill

The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence made a pitch for his encryption access legislation by framing the technology as an enabler of confidential communications among terrorists.

Dr. David Shulkin, VHA undersecretary

VA's digital health platform not dependent on VistA

The Department of Veterans Affairs' under secretary for health told a Senate panel on Wednesday that the future of the agency's health IT is not linked to maintaining the home-grown health records system VistA.

Cyberattack, financial services

U.S. targets top lists of ransomware hackers

The U.S. is among a handful of countries that cybercriminals target with the most sophisticated ransomware attacks, according to a new report.

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Can ISIS be stopped online?

Experts tell lawmakers that alternative approaches are needed -- including a less-visible government footprint.

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Social confusion -- looming records mandates and social media

NARA guidelines offer a starting point, but agencies must make some important determinations themselves.

Will Hurd

Hurd still not sold on IT modernization fund

The Texas techie told C-SPAN he thinks modernizing legacy systems is a critical issue, but he isn’t supporting the Obama administration’s $3.1 billion IT modernization fund.

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DHS CIO touts tech transformation

An increased focus on agile development and contracting is propelling the Department of Homeland Security, according to its CIO.

Matthew Goodrich

FedRAMP rolls out high security baseline

Cloud service providers now have a new high-level security model to offer federal agencies.

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Chrousos to depart as head of GSA's Technology Transformation Service

Hot on the heels of a reorganization that elevated 18F to a key service inside GSA, TTS Commissioner Phaedra Chrousos is planning a July exit from the agency.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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