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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.

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Cyber risks loom for energy sector

Cyberattacks on energy critical infrastructure are the leading threat to the sector, highlighting the need for continued public/private partnerships.

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Border tech bill clears Senate committee

A bill to require DHS and components to keep a closer eye on major border security technology acquisitions could soon see a vote in the full Senate.

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DHS chief sees cyber threats every day

Americans are "right to worry" about ever-present cybersecurity threats, says the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security.

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IRS IT leaders didn't know about $7M Equifax award

IRS CIO Gina Garza told Congress that she and other tech officials at the tax agency did not sign off on a $7 million contract awarded to Equifax a month after the credit monitoring firm disclosed a massive data breach.

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Is USPS prepping for driverless mail trucks?

A report by the USPS Office of the Inspector General examines how autonomous vehicle technology could change the way the Postal Service transports and delivers the mail.

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Oracle rips innovation shops

In comments on a planned governmentwide modernization scheme, database firm Oracle called on the federal government to rethink open source and hiring software coders.

DHS still pushing to rename cyber shop

A bill that would rename and federate a key Homeland Security cybersecurity component is key to fueling the agency's efforts in cybersecurity and its overall image, supporters say.

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White House cyber chief warns on IP theft

Rob Joyce cautioned that requirements by foreign powers to review IT source code of U.S. vendors could lead to intellectual property theft.

Rising Stars

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

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