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Is a coming stock trading audit system ready for prime time?

At a House hearing, lawmakers tussled over cybersecurity concerns and the need to prevent market crashes triggered by automated trading.

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VA misses deadline on Cerner contract

Because of a delay on Capitol Hill, the Department of Veterans Affairs is going to have to wait to sign a multibillion contract for a new electronic health record system.

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House panel presses FAA to curtail drone dangers

As a new report warns small UAS can do far more damage to planes than bird strikes, legislators worry that "idiots who have toy drones" will delay legitimate UAS uses.

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Tillerson: Cloud part of State's 'redesign'

Amid massive changes to the workforce and mission, the nation's top diplomat is also looking to an IT refresh, but the timeline is unclear.

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Senate appropriators ramp up cyber at DHS

In response to growing threats to federal information systems, a draft funding bill for DHS looks to elevate the agency's cybersecurity mission.

U.S. indicts three hackers linked to APT3

Federal authorities indicted three Chinese hackers for operations that allegedly stole trade secrets from corporations.

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Shutdown looming larger amid political fights

The prospect of keeping the government open past the Dec. 8 continuing resolution deadline just got more complicated.

A Consumer Product Safety Commission for cyber?

A former Obama administration cybersecurity official wants a single agency to take the lead on generating and enforcing security standards for technology products.

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GAO: OMB, federal CIO need to be more involved in high-priority IT projects

An audit found that the Office of Management and Budget has discontinued or de-emphasized regular reporting and oversight on high-priority IT projects and could be passing up billions in cost savings across the federal government.

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Lankford cites almost a half-trillion in government waste

A Republican senator's annual government waste report cites IT boondoggles, programs with insufficient oversight and structural impediments to efficient hiring.

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The analog keys to a smart digital strategy

Clear business cases, careful user interviews and strategic outside alliances can be far more important than the technology itself.

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Fallout from Twitter summons reveals widespread CBP violations

The Customs and Border Protection's attempt to out a rogue employee on Twitter earlier this year has revealed other abuses of authority, a watchdog finds.

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