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GCN announces 2017 dig IT Award finalists

From mobile security to smarter transit to swarming drones, these 25 projects represent the best of discovery and innovation in government IT.

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Why tracking government spending on Trump-owned businesses is hard

Hill Democrats want answers on federal spending at Trump-owned businesses, but agencies might have a tough time supplying hard numbers.

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VA's legacy systems aren't ready for the Data Act

A just-released oversight report reveals that the legacy systems at the Department of Veterans Affairs aren't ready to support many Data Act requirements.

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What can the U.S. learn from the world's largest biometric ID system?

India's biometric identification program needs to better document how it's being used by the public and governments, according to independent researchers.

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Figuring out multifactor authentication

With NIST now restricting the use of Short Message Service, what are the authentication options for federal agencies?

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Amid DHS leadership shuffle, voting systems remain vulnerable

Continued resistance from state officials and some members of Congress is also an issue, says a former DHS chief.

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What it will take to make carriers bullish on EIS

Telecommunications service providers hope agencies don't play safe with EIS and instead lean on them for help with next generation services.

FBI warns on IP addresses

The FBI issued an alert in late July advising industry, government and academic institutions about persistent cyber threats from a group with ties to Iran.

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Can stealth technology fly into the future?

A new study eyes where investment in stealth technology is headed.

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SSA expands customer-service systems

The Social Security Administration is building out a new electronic records system, a major initiative of its long-term plan to modernize and improve customer service.

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IGs build one-stop shop for oversight

A new website will give the public access to inspector general reports and records across federal government.

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Secret Service to test surveillance drone at Trump golf club

The Secret Service announced an upcoming test of a tethered drone system as part of its personnel protection mission during the president's upcoming vacation in Bedminster, N.J.

Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

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