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Technical reports agency launches data-focused rebrand

An agency chartered to warehouse technical information wants another chance as a data hub for the Information Age.

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One year after outage, MSPB shakes up tech shop

The Merit Systems Protection Board is reassigning its long-serving CIO in the wake of a systems outage that continues to ripple through the agency.

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Sen. Sessions wants fingerprints for visitors entering and exiting the U.S.

Biometric identity data for a visa entry and exit system should boil down to fingerprints, says the chairman of a Senate immigration subcommittee.

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ISIS-linked hacker pleads guilty to targeting feds

A Kosovar named Ardit Ferizi stole the personally identifiable information of over 1,000 U.S. military and federal personnel, authorities said.

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FBI lax on facial recognition privacy, watchdog says

As law enforcement looks to tap advances in facial recognition, a government watchdog warns of the risks to privacy.

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$3 billion worth of IT is about to kick the bucket

Federal CIO Tony Scott is again warning that the government faces a crisis of outmoded IT.

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The IC details its struggles with diversity

In its first public report on workforce demographics, the intelligence community reveals it lags behind the federal government on diversity.

Lawmakers see promise in 18F and USDS, despite a few warning signs

The digital services teams could do more to align with FITARA, but overseers displayed as much optimism as scrutiny following a GAO report on the teams' work.

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Lawmakers probe FDIC response to cyber event

Republicans on the House Science Committee are asking the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for more details on the agency's response to a long-time information leak.

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Survey: 'Oversight doesn't love innovation'

A recent survey by Grant Thornton and the Professional Services Council reveals reservations about the potential for innovation in the federal acquisition process

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Census says tech overhaul is on schedule

Watchdogs are worried the Census Bureau won't be able to successfully juggle 2020 plans and an ambitious tech overhaul.

Delivering on Digital

Building a digitally savvy workforce

In this excerpt from "Delivering on Digital," William Eggers explores one agency's approach to expanding digital capacity by recruiting and training the team.