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Is low-tech the answer to election security?

Some experts say that given uneven IT security requirements for voting systems, the best protection against election hacking may be less technology.

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Most agencies 'not planning' to meet OMB data center goals, GAO says

One year out from FITARA's expiration, GAO found the vast majority of agencies are not on track with the law's data center optimization requirements.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) speaks at the Intelligence and National Security Summit on Sept. 7 2017. Photo credit Herman Farrer

Yet another deadline: Congress faces 702 reauthorization

Amid a busy fall schedule, Congress must find time to reauthorize a key spying program, says the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel.

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NARA's plan to help government pivot to digital

The National Archives explains how it's going to help agencies stay on track with the shift to all-digital records management.

Intelligence leaders Adm. Mike Rogers (NSA), Robert Cardillo (NGA) and Melissa Drisko (DIA)

Spy chiefs set sights on AI and cyber

Harnessing data and disruptive technology, such as artificial intelligence, to detect and thwart cyber threats is the IC’s top challenge.

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Modernization boosts cybersecurity anxieties, survey says

A survey of 200 federal IT leaders found that while most saw the eventual benefits of IT modernization, the process has resulted in a more challenging cybersecurity environment.

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Agencies prep communications for Hurricane Irma

FEMA, the FCC turn to prepping communications providers for oncoming Hurricane Irma, as post-Hurricane Harvey cleanup continues in Texas.

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The coming federal ERP systems battle

Enterprise systems, with their countless customizations and business rules, can be modernization nightmares. But innovative applications and cost considerations are pushing agencies toward the cloud.

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A student-run solution to govtech skill shortages

A group of Harvard students just wrapped up the first year of a fellowship program they designed to create a tech skills pipeline for government.

Can the FEC pivot to protect election tech?

The agency charged with enforcing campaign finance rules faces a new high-tech threat that it's not equipped to handle, says a former federal elections official.

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NIAC's timely warning on infrastructure attacks

A White House advisory group recently warned of a 9/11-style attack on American infrastructure. Here's how it could happen.

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DHS gets concrete on border wall prototypes

Tech will be an integral part of a proposed southern border wall, if the Customs and Border Protection prototypes are any indication.

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