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House panel looks to curtail spy powers

Draft legislation before the House Intelligence committee puts new restrictions on the use surveillance powers to target Americans, but privacy advocates are looking for more reforms.

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$10B House border bill pushes high-tech solutions

The House Homeland Security Committee approved a bill to build in tech and new acquisition rules to border security.

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Border tech bill clears Senate committee

A bill to require DHS and components to keep a closer eye on major border security technology acquisitions could soon see a vote in the full Senate.

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IRS IT leaders didn't know about $7M Equifax award

IRS CIO Gina Garza told Congress that she and other tech officials at the tax agency did not sign off on a $7 million contract awarded to Equifax a month after the credit monitoring firm disclosed a massive data breach.

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Is USPS prepping for driverless mail trucks?

A report by the USPS Office of the Inspector General examines how autonomous vehicle technology could change the way the Postal Service transports and delivers the mail.

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Let's change the "I" in RFI from information to interaction

To truly work together, government and industry should do a lot more talking.

IT outages create headaches for CBP field workers

Despite a $1.4 billion IT budget, the agency responsible for screening people and cargo entering the U.S. from abroad suffers from system downtime that could lead to increased security risks, according to an internal oversight report.

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Do agencies need more flexibility for reorgs?

Shared services and workforce reductions are expected to feature prominently in the White House’s plan to reorganize the federal government, but some changes could benefit from additional outside authorities.

DHS still pushing to rename cyber shop

A bill that would rename and federate a key Homeland Security cybersecurity component is key to fueling the agency's efforts in cybersecurity and its overall image, supporters say.

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White House cracks down on executive travel

The same day Tom Price stepped down as secretary of Health and Human Services, the White House put out a memo reminding agency execs not to stick taxpayers with the tab for private travel.

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Making sense of the IT modernization challenge

Government has the chance to cut costs while also streamlining operations -- but only if agencies embrace a continuous innovation model.

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DHS moves ahead on financial system amid questions from Congress

DHS released the final draft RFP for its financial management system modernization to potential vendors and told them to plan for a late October contract award.

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