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DHS CIO walks back staff comments on open source

In comments on GitHub, Homeland Security CIO Luke McCormack sought to set the record straight on how the agency views open source.

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New EU passenger data measure gets warm reception at DHS

The European Union's vote to relax privacy restrictions on collecting and disseminating airline passenger data will help sharpen its anti-terrorism focus, said DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.

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Census takes on non-respondents with tech

The Census Bureau has until September 2016 to make key decisions on how to follow up with non-respondents in the 2020 population count.

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Lawmakers concerned about aftermath of an electrical grid cyberattack

A House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee explored what plans are in place to recover from a large-scale attack on critical infrastructure.

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Is IRS dropping the risk assessment ball?

The nation's tax data hasn't been hacked directly, but watchdogs say the IRS made "the wrong call" on risk assessments, which led to data leaking out the front door.

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Making the most of your power user

Informal experts can be an agency's best resource for critical data calls -- but only if the relationship is properly managed.

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GSA builds hub for agency citizen science projects

The General Services Administration's new CitizenScience.gov site aims to make it easier for the American public to volunteer to help address critical issues.

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'Toxic' data threatens agencies

Data can get stale and make government more vulnerable to hacks. On the other hand, agencies must meet Freedom of Information Act requirements for preserving information.

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House panel rips VA leadership on scheduling software pause

VA officials were grilled by lawmakers on a pause in the acquisition of a scheduling system and a possible rethink of the agency's homegrown electronic health record.

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New bill makes the public owners of government data

In a bipartisan push, lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that would make federal data open and publicly available by default.

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Some agencies will miss 2016 email management deadline

Although most agencies are on track to meet a presidential directive to archive email records electronically, a few will need more time.

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House bill looks to bank software savings

A new bill would require agency CIOs to inventory software licenses and report on savings and cost avoidance from improved acquisition strategies.

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