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White House would veto email blocking bill

The House passed a bill that would give agencies authority to block employee access to webmail, but the White House is pledging a veto.

E-mail circling the globe

Court: Feds can't hide outside emails from FOIA

Emails that contain government records don't gain immunity from FOIA just because they reside on an non-governmental system, an appeals court decided July 5.

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No charges in Clinton email case

In unusual public statement, FBI Director Comey slams Hillary Clinton's e-mail practices and lax security culture at State Department, while declining to recommend charges.

adrift in a sea of data

Why chief data officers don't do much tech

In many cases, federal CDOs find themselves focused less on technology and more on playing adviser to leaders within their agencies.

IRS CTO Terry Milholland

Milholland exits IRS

Without a restoration of the hiring authority that brought him in, the long-serving CTO departed the IRS at the end of June.

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GAO doesn't trust 2020 census financials

The federal watchdog warns in a new report that the Census Bureau's $12.5 billion price tag for 2020 was not calculated reliably.

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DDM nominee looks to transition, IT modernization

Andrew Mayock, the president's nominee for deputy director of OMB, said his priorities would be modernizing IT, cutting costs and ensuring a seamless transition to the next administration.

USCIS form

USCIS digital transformation needs work, says watchdog

An immigration agency watchdog says USCIS is making progress in digitizing forms, but still has a lot of work to do in its effort to make forms paperless.

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FDIC still weak on IT security, GAO says

FDIC has significant room for improvement in software patching and reauthorizing user access to its systems, according to GAO.

Ron Wyden

Wyden: Rule 41 changes represent another compromise of security and liberty

Government proposals to weaken encryption and expand hacking authorities are cut from the same cloth of uninformed or ill-considered policymaking in response to security threats, according to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

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GAO: IRS can do a better job tracking IT performance

A GAO report recommends that the IRS improve its performance measurement and reporting practices for $2.7 billion worth of IT investments.

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Interior spending $50K per month on unused mobile devices

The Interior Department is wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars annually on mobile devices that are unused or unsecured, according to a new inspector general report.

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