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Is Social Security concealing IT risk?

The agency charged with maintaining some of the nation's most sensitive information is vulnerable because of its antiquated IT, and lawmakers say its leaders are downplaying the danger and sidestepping their inspector general.

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Feds seek contractor emissions data

A proposed new Federal Acquisitions Regulation rule would require federal suppliers to supply yearly greenhouse gas emissions data.

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State IG: Clinton violated records policy

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't comply with State Department policies implemented under the Federal Records Act, according to a report from the State Department inspector general.

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Senators ask what OPM hack means for global cyber relations

The State Department is pushing a regime of global cyber norms, and lawmakers want to know how high-profile hacks affect the effort.

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House panel weighs the risks of legacy IT

As experts warned of the "dire" threats posed by outdated federal technology, lawmakers grilled top feds, debated workforce issues and inched closer to backing a $3.1 billion fix-it fund.

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Succession planning for CIOs

Don't try to pick your replacement, current and former CIOs advised. Instead, strengthen the office so that any good successor can succeed.

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CIO Scott pushes $3.1B IT fund as Congress probes legacy tech

Agencies have spent almost $23 billion on legacy IT over the past three years, according to reports to Congress. Is a revolving fund the answer?

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)

Kaine: Congress is nearsighted on privacy

Congress has "fundamentally surrendered" the public's expectations of privacy in their legislative approach to cybersecurity, according to a prominent U.S. senator.

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Navy official sounds alarm on cyber workforce shortage

There is a debilitating "revolving door" in which the Navy trains IT professionals who then go on to lucrative jobs in the private sector, according to Navy Deputy CIO Janice Haith.

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State IG: Broadcasters need tighter controls over user accounts

The Broadcasting Board of Governors isn't retiring inactive employee accounts quickly enough, according to an agency watchdog.

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DHS intel shop needs to work on privacy protection, says watchdog

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis at DHS office needs to buff its info handling skills, according to an inspector general report.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

Lieu, Hurd alert members on cyber hygiene

In a "dear colleague" letter, Capitol Hill's leading computer geeks tell members of Congress how to protect themselves online.