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DOD plugs in new electronic health record system

After almost four years on the drawing board, the military's new electronic health record system is live at a test site.

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Airspace integration takes more than tech

Integrating commercial space vehicles into the National Air Space is an organizational challenge as well as a technical one, experts say.

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NASA's shadow IT problem

In a follow-up review of the space agency's cloud IT, NASA's IG said there are still problems with FedRAMP authorizations.

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Senators quiz IGs on NextGen, FirstNet

Senators on the Commerce Committee are looking to agency watchdogs for news and oversight of large IT infrastructure projects like FAA's NextGen and the Commerce Department's FirstNet.

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Army Cyber is targeting civilians (for jobs)

The U.S. Army has launched two new initiatives to bring civilian cyber experts into the workforce, one of which is a pilot program to examine the interest in direct commissions for cyber positions.

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Congress presses VA to go commercial on IT

The Department of Veterans Affairs must decide whether to keep and improve its home-grown Vista heath record system or move to a commercial provider. Legislators are growing tired of waiting for an answer.

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House passes email privacy act, again

For the second time in less than a year, the House has overwhelmingly passed an email privacy act. Last year, the bill died in the Senate, and supporters are urging senators to pass the bill this time.

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DHS mulls password collection at borders

Homeland Security Secretary tells House Committee that surrendering social media passwords to law enforcement is being considered as a condition of entry at border crossings.

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Democrats seek answers on private email use at the White House

Two senators have concerns that the Presidential Records Act may have been violated, and want clarifications from White House Counsel Donald McGahn.

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FAA challenged by growing commercial space industry

The flight agency is looking to adapt and expand its mission to meet the demands of growing space commercialization.

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EFF warns public safety laws could be put behind paywalls

A federal district court ruled that private organizations can block online publication of some federal and state statutes under copyright law.

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Thornberry focused on DOD innovation and acquisition reform

Increasing the Defense Department budget and driving innovation and acquisition reform will be the priorities of the House Armed Services Committee this year, according to Chairman Mac Thornberry.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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