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How does civil service efficiency square with agency reorgs?

While shared services and other tech can help streamline government, federal workforce experts are skeptical about whether budget cuts can spur productivity.

What are voting machine companies doing about cyber?

Five voting machine companies responded to questions from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and largely downplayed the threat to their products, pointing to other dangers in the election system.

GSA adds hyperconverged infrastructure options to Schedule 70

The General Services Administration adds cloud-friendly platforms to its biggest multiple award IT contract.

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MGT passes Congress in 2018 NDAA

The legislative push to get federal agencies up to speed on IT, eliminating creaky and expensive legacy systems will end with the president's signature.

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Technologists, privacy advocates push back against algorithmic 'extreme vetting'

The Trump administration's plan to use predictive software to rate threats posed by immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers will result in discriminatory decisions, say a group of privacy advocates and computer scientists.

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Hiccups for CBP's new port system as it nears completion

Customs and Border Protection's years-long march toward a unified import-export data system is nearing conclusion, but not without a couple of last-minute glitches.

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How to fix information sharing, according to industry

Secret cyber threat data and a clunky clearance process are barriers to bidirectional information sharing, industry representatives told Congress.

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New threats from North Korean malware

The North Korean cyber threat expands to include attacks against aviation, financial services and government, according to new federal advisories.

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What's behind agency FITARA scores?

Agencies shared the stories behind improved, declining and stable FITARA grades.

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DISA embraces OTAs

The DOD's IT shop is leveraging "other transaction authority" to buy leading-edge technology for prototypes and experiments.

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Health records vendor looks to settle lawsuit with VA

CliniComp wants to test its product's interoperability with VA and DOD electronic health records systems.

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DHS finds Kaspersky software at 15 percent of agencies

A DHS official told Congress that 96 out of 102 federal agencies have complied with a directive aimed at banning Kaspersky Lab products, with a handful of small agencies still working to do so.

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