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McCain exhorts Silicon Valley to play ball on 'going dark' issue

In a Feb. 5 op-ed, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman called industry executives' objections to weakening encryption "ideologically motivated and profit-driven, though not without merit."

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GSA completes initial agency telecom inventory

As GSA awaits bids for its next-generation telecom contract, it completed an important inventory of services that federal agencies are using under current contracts.

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Hardware failure brings down tax systems

On the cusp of tax season, unexplained tech troubles forced the IRS to suspend several key digital operations.

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DHS plans expanded social media checks on Syrian refugees

Members of Congress are looking to DHS for a more complete regime of social media background checks on Syrian refugees looking to enter the U.S.

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Immigration agency adds new deputy CIO job

The U.S. Customs and Immigration Services created new deputy CIO slot to help balance everyday IT operations and burgeoning DevOps, agile and cloud activities.

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OPM hack looms over Cobert confirmation hearing

Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert said she is committed to working with Congress on modernizing IT, but lawmakers raised concerns about the agency's apparent inability to turn over requested documents.

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Are feds missing the boat on modernization?

In a new survey, federal leaders say they're making digital progress, but most also say they're merely updating old systems, not reinventing processes for the Digital Age.

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State IG: Colin Powell, aides to Condoleezza Rice handled classified info in personal email

An IG review found that email messages containing classified information were sent to Colin Powell's personal account and to the personal accounts of Condoleezza Rice's immediate staff, according to Rep. Elijah Cummings.

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Chaffetz subpoenas OPM's Cobert

Demand for more documents on the 2015 data breach comes on the eve of the acting director's confirmation hearing.

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Obama budget would boost feds' pay 1.6 percent

The average federal pay raise for fiscal 2016 was 1.3 percent.

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Pentagon IG to audit cyber readiness

The audit will gauge how well agencies have corrected vulnerabilities identified by Command Cyber Readiness Inspections.

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FITARA's foundation: data and flexibility

NITAAC's program director argues that GWACs offer IT management benefits that extend well beyond price.

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