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Senators not sold on privatizing air traffic control

President Trump's plan to privatize air traffic control operations is getting a cool reception from senators on both sides of the aisle.

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GSA combines tech and procurement services, names new FAS commissioner

The General Services Administration is backtracking on a 2016 reorg that established the Technology Transformation Service as a separate agency division.

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Spy powers overshadowed by Russia in Senate hearing

Officials testifying about the extension of a key surveillance program spent most of a Senate hearing dodging questions about President Trump.

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VA preps for its sprint to acquire a commercial health record

After announcing it would switch to a commercial electronic health record system, the Department of Veterans Affairs must race to make a deal with Cerner.

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What to make of this year's WT Top 100

Changes on Washington Technology's 2017 leaderboard suggest some important trends in federal IT.

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DHS chief doubles down on critical infrastructure designation for voting systems

In the wake of a leaked intelligence document describing Russian attempts to hack voting systems, DHS Secretary John Kelly reiterated his support for providing election systems with federal protection.

FDIC dinged again for inadequate infosec

GAO finds that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation needs to improve its information security controls, and do more to separate its financial systems from the rest of its network.

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Trump's pick to head whistleblower office comes from group suing EPA

President Donald Trump's nominee to lead a whistleblower protection office comes from a legal group that is currently suing the EPA to access employees' encrypted communications.

Lawmakers seek answers on alleged FCC DDoS attack

Five Democratic senators are seeking an FBI investigation into possible cyberattacks on the Federal Communication Commission's online comment system.

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Moran pushes MGT in the Senate

The MGT Act's Republican sponsor discusses the bill's prospects for passage.

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VA looks at cut in tech funding

While the Department of Veterans Affairs gets a budget bump in the administration's spending plan, the line item for IT comes in for a cut as the agency mulls shifting its tech strategy.

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Can government stop using Social Security numbers?

Agencies are having trouble reducing reliance on Social Security numbers as identifiers because of outdated systems, insufficient funding and lack of coordination from OMB.

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