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April 24, 2017 screenshot of opendata.epa.gov.  The message was changed later that day to say "The data on this site will continue to be available on April 28, 2017."

EPA's open data shutdown that wasn't

A notice on Opendata.EPA.gov warned the site would go dark on April 28, but the agency says it's "not going anywhere."

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White House links innovation and cybersecurity

As the White House finalizes its cyber executive order, there are growing questions over how much the NSC will be driving cybersecurity and how much will be led by Jared Kushner's new innovation office.

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Census IT tackling a very long to-do list for 2017

In 2017, the bureau plans to award three IT contracts, scale up its systems, and nail down its partnership with USPS and with state and local governments to shore up its address records, all in time for its August 2017 dress rehearsal start date.

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Cyber challenges demand trained young leaders

Participants in this year's Cyber Defense Exercise fought back challenges of the type threatening U.S. critical infrastructure, including ransomware.

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'Full speed' at DIUx, says chief

The 2017 Defense authorization bill put temporary funding restrictions on DIUx, but the innovation organization says it is forging ahead and now has 25 contracts in place worth $48 million.

Feds wait on Trump's cyber plan

While agencies and industry continue to wait for the Trump administration's cyber executive order, another cybersecurity report the president promised is nowhere to be found, raising more questions about the administration's focus on cyber.

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DOJ taps 18F for FOIA portal

The innovation shop 18F is tasked with creating a one-stop portal to handle Freedom of Information Act requests for all 119 agencies covered by the transparency law.

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7 not-so-secret weapons to modernize apps

High-profile failures can make "AppMod" a daunting proposition, but how you start shapes how you finish.

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ODNI lobbies for FISA 702 reauthorization

While trying to avoid a government shutdown will be the first order of business when Congress returns, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is upping pressure on lawmakers to focus on reauthorizing the foreign surveillance powers under FISA Section 702.

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DHS updates on data mining

Analytical tools support efforts at Department of Homeland Security to detect terrorist plots, money laundering, illegal trade schemes and more.

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Virtual roadblocks to modernization

Our aging federal IT infrastructure is a big impediment to using state-of-the-art tech applications for government service delivery.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

Oversight chief won't seek new term

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will not seek re-election to Congress in 2018.

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