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DOJ rebrands encryption pitch

A senior Justice official wants the private sector to adopt "responsible encryption" that allows law enforcement access via warrant to encrypted communications.

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Commerce: 2020 census to cost $3B more than planned

IT cost overruns and fears of low online response rates have contributed to a steep upward revision of the costs of counting the U.S. population in 2020.

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Can anyone check the president on records management?

A motion to dismiss a lawsuit against President Trump argues that a president gets to decide what is and isn't a presidential record.

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House bill looks to secure IoT ecosystem

New legislation would improve security and oversight of connected devices.

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The 20-year climb to an elevated CyberCom

How a 1997 military exercise sparked the eventual creation of a unified combatant command for cyber.

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NAACP sues Commerce amid concerns over census prep, funding

The NAACP has filed a lawsuit against the Commerce Department alleging the agency illegally withheld internal documents regarding the Census Bureau's preparation for the 2020 count.

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FBI data center consolidation takes shape

The FBI began construction of a new data center in Pocatello, Idaho, that will eventually consolidate duties of dozens of its other data facilities.

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Audit chides FDIC for sloppy breach protocols

An audit found that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's protocols for responding to a data breach weren't followed, even as the agency has faced dozens of security incidents in the past two years.

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The CIO and government IT

Two longtime federal IT leaders discuss the pros and cons of elevating agency CIOs in the executive branch power structure.

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House panel looks to curtail spy powers

Draft legislation before the House Intelligence committee puts new restrictions on the use surveillance powers to target Americans, but privacy advocates are looking for more reforms.

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$10B House border bill pushes high-tech solutions

The House Homeland Security Committee approved a bill to build in tech and new acquisition rules to border security.

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Keep FITARA going

Why it's important to keep iterating on the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act to meet today's cybersecurity challenges.

Rising Stars

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

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