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HHS outlines lofty cloud plans despite IT budget squeeze

If you want a bellwether for IT spending across federal civilian agencies, a good starting point just might be the Department of Health and Human Services.

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IG: Commerce lags on Data Act

The Department of Commerce is behind on its Data Act preparations and risks missing a key May deadline, the agency watchdog warned.

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Sequestration, shutdowns or increased spending? Anything is possible in 2017

More standoffs are likely, experts warn, and the only certainty is that the regular rules are unlikely to apply.

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Will agencies get the full value of their information?

According to a recent survey, gaps between existing skill sets and new requirements could hinder records management outcomes.

Tech firms, privacy groups slam DHS password collection plan

A combination of tech companies and civil liberties groups oppose DHS Secretary John Kelly's suggestion that border officials could collect social media passwords as a condition for entry.

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Border drones and aerostats need better coordination

Although Customs and Border Protection coordinates its airborne border surveillance aircraft with other agencies, it needs to refine some specifics, according to a GAO report.

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States balk at election system move by DHS

A group of state officials formally opposed the DHS critical infrastructure designation for election systems and want it rescinded.

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GSA watchdog barks at 18F on shadow IT

Innovation shop 18F is playing by its own rules, according to the General Services Administration's inspector general.

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Mattis mulls consolidation in IT, cyber

In a Feb. 17 memo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told senior leadership to establish teams to look for duplication across the armed services in business operations, including in IT and cybersecurity.

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IG: Interior risks exposing sensitive data

Deficient IT security controls at a core data center put the Department of Interior at risk of exposing sensitive and personally identifiable information.

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Chaffetz bills would outlaw warrantless stingray use

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced two bills that would rein in law enforcement's use of technologies that tracking users via their mobile phones.

The future is mobile

How to balance cybersecurity threats and demographic trends in the federal workforce.

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Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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