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GSA IT is vulnerable, IG says

The IG's semiannual report details integration and security troubles haunting GSA investments.

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Can the Library of Congress modernize for the 21st century?

In the midst of leadership changes, Library of Congress officials explain to a House panel where they stand in updating their IT systems and technology strategy.

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OMB director announces new privacy panel

OMB Director Shaun Donovan announced the creation of a new Federal Privacy Council which will be formed in 2016.

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Collaboration rules the CIO Council IT Solutions Challenge

The first batch of contest winners came from diverse agencies, and focused on the problems of coming together in IT and acquisition.

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Carter: Countering Islamic State online is 'very important'

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford see online response as a part of the battle against the Islamic State group.

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Reps shun law enforcement, cheer 'slam-dunk' email legislation

Signaling a growing appreciation for electronic privacy, lawmakers voiced support for an update to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act over law enforcement protests.

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USDA tackles FITARA

The plan outlines ways the agency CIO can better control IT spending -- and delegate when necessary.

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DOD urged to go commercial

The Defense Department is being outpaced in technology development by the commercial side. Advisers say, "If you can't beat them, join them."

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Are political appointees 'burrowing' into the bureaucracy?

Republican lawmakers are concerned that political appointees are joining the ranks of career bureaucrats in large numbers, and want the Government Accountability Office to investigate.

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FEMA still lags on IT coordination, watchdog says

The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says FEMA has improved the way it handles IT projects since the last audit in 2011, but work remains.

Government waste playbook highlights 'fumbles'

A host of IT boondoggles are featured in Sen. James Lankford's debut report on wasteful federal spending.

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DHS chief looks to Congress on visa waiver gaps

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson wants Congress to help close data gaps that some say could provide a backdoor entrance for terrorists.

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