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Dr. David Shulkin, VHA undersecretary

VA's digital health platform not dependent on VistA

The Department of Veterans Affairs' under secretary for health told a Senate panel on Wednesday that the future of the agency's health IT is not linked to maintaining the home-grown health records system VistA.

Cyberattack, financial services

U.S. targets top lists of ransomware hackers

The U.S. is among a handful of countries that cybercriminals target with the most sophisticated ransomware attacks, according to a new report.

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Can ISIS be stopped online?

Experts tell lawmakers that alternative approaches are needed -- including a less-visible government footprint.

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Social confusion -- looming records mandates and social media

NARA guidelines offer a starting point, but agencies must make some important determinations themselves.

Will Hurd

Hurd still not sold on IT modernization fund

The Texas techie told C-SPAN he thinks modernizing legacy systems is a critical issue, but he isn’t supporting the Obama administration’s $3.1 billion IT modernization fund.

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DHS CIO touts tech transformation

An increased focus on agile development and contracting is propelling the Department of Homeland Security, according to its CIO.

Matthew Goodrich

FedRAMP rolls out high security baseline

Cloud service providers now have a new high-level security model to offer federal agencies.

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Chrousos to depart as head of GSA's Technology Transformation Service

Hot on the heels of a reorganization that elevated 18F to a key service inside GSA, TTS Commissioner Phaedra Chrousos is planning a July exit from the agency.

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Farmers and allies seek looser drone rules from Congress

After hearing testimony from the farm data industry, lawmakers might push the FAA to relax line-of-sight rules for drone operators.

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Government projects are not agile enough

A leading proponent of Scrum argues that even partial adoption will pay dividends.

Rep.  Alan Lowenthal, streamed on Facebook, broadcast on CSPAN

Smartphones and video apps powered House Dems' gun control sit-in

House Democrats used social media, personal tech and congressional Wi-Fi to disrupt and bypass the majority's authority, raising the question of how to enforce 18th-century rules of decorum in the Information Age.

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FAA releases long-awaited drone rules

New rules pave the way for increased commercial uses of drones across the country, but also for domestic government uses.

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