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Flawed data complicates criminal justice AI

A White House effort is looking to eradicate biases from crime data, to make it more useful in machine-learning applications.

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It's time to trash your legacy system and rewrite from scratch

At least one federal tech chief has become convinced that instead of prolonged, incremental modernization of legacy IT, agencies should just rewrite their entire systems in a modern environment.

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Can federal IT lead the way in secure cloud?

Scale, security and compliance requirements make moving to the cloud challenging for federal CIOs, but the FedRAMP program provides a viable path forward.

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IRS chooses security over accessibility

The tax agency relaunched Get Transcript with a security setup that it plans to incorporate into other tools, and acknowledged that not all taxpayers will be able to access the new system.

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Sen. Whitehouse proposes cyber IG for civilian agencies

An overarching inspector general for cybersecurity would attract top-notch talent, according to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).

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Biden announces public cancer database

Vice President Joe Biden, the public face of the administration's Cancer Moonshot, announced the release of the National Cancer Institute's Genomic Data Commons, a public-facing data platform that allows researchers to access, analyze and upload genomic health data to advance cancer research.

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White House laments Cold War-era R&D structure

"Too often, the most agile and innovative companies are unwilling to work with government," the Office of Science and Technology Policy document says.

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Inside the world of cybercrime

Former federal prosecutor David Locke Hall recounts the investigation and takedown of a $100 million cybercrime operation.

Everydata

When data deceives

Never mind big data -- John H. Johnson and Mike Gluck warn that the little data can create real confusion all by itself.

Inventology

Making your own luck

Pagan Kennedy explores what it takes to truly invent -- and whether we can find ways to encourage more of it.

Delivering on Digital

Getting government to go digital

William D. Eggers details the necessary steps for applying new technologies to today's government. PLUS: Three more books IT leaders should be reading.

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House to vote on bill to trim federal software spend

A bill requiring agency CIOs to streamline software spending is expected to pass the House of Representatives on June 7.

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