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CBP's airport facial recognition system nabs first imposter

A new biometric ID entry system that just finished testing has winnowed out its first alleged imposter at Dulles International Airport.

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Are hiring authorities helping agencies?

The Office of Personnel Management found that HR officials say special hiring authorities are used differently across agencies, and some may be unknown to hiring managers.

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Trump's pick to advise on science and tech faces the Senate

The president's pick to advise on science and tech named research, education and workforce development and public-private partnerships as top priorities.

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Senate bill targets Chinese tech companies

Two senators want to make it the official policy of the United States to curb Chinese influence of the U.S. technology supply chain.

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GSA mulls recompete of contract

The General Services Administration granted IBM a six-month $16 million extension on its contract to operate and modernize the system as the agency considers whether to put the business up for bidding.

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Are federal agencies doing enough with social media?

Despite federal agencies' increasing use of social media use, many employees believe their organizations could improve.

Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

Election security bill stalled in the Senate

A bid to advance a bipartisan election security bill out of committee is in limbo as pressure from states and voting tech vendors mounts.

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Microsoft targets copycat influence websites

Microsoft went to court to take down websites it believes to be part of a foreign intelligence operation targeting conservative think tanks and the U.S. Senate.

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Army cyber protection teams upgrade training with a 'real' city

A task force from the Army cyber protection teams face off against industrial control systems in a week-long cyber training exercise.

FCC chairman: truth about site failure should have come out sooner

Ajit Pai told lawmakers that he couldn't alert the public to an event incorrectly designated as a cyberattack without jeopardizing a federal investigation.

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GAO presses OPM for better data on employee misconduct

A new report from the GAO flags multiple holes in the way OPM collects for employee misconduct. OPM thinks GAO doesn’t understand the law.

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Zielinski to take over as GSA's top IT buyer

With Kay Ely's coming departure, longtime federal IT presence Bill Zielinski is taking over as assistant commissioner of the IT category at the Federal Acquisition Service.

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