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Digital rights advocates slam DOJ data request

Nearly 80 civil and digital rights organizations wrote a letter to the Department of Justice objecting to its "overly broad" data request aimed at a website that coordinated inauguration protests.

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Can better tech support the sprawling Ninth Circuit?

Sen. Jeff Flake is skeptical that the Ninth Circuit court's embrace of technology will meaningfully address its case backlog.

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Crunch time for funding on Capitol Hill

A near-perfect storm of legislative deadlines threaten a government shutdown if Congress and the president can't find a path to a funding bill by the end of the fiscal year.

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First CDM Phase 3 task order hits the street

GSA has issued the first task order for the third phase of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity program and looks for potential bidder responses by September.

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VA sued over sole-source plan for health records

A government contractor is suing the Department of Veterans Affairs over a planned move to shift from its homegrown electronic health records system Vista to the Cerner product used by the U.S. military.

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Can reorg plans get agencies off the high-risk list?

As agencies continue preparations to submit their reorganization plans, many also have to reckon with their places on the Government Accountability Office's high-risk list.

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How to spot a North Korean bot

U.S. cyber watchdogs have new details on malware botnet infrastructure that is allegedly controlled by the North Korean government.

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Are federal agencies ready to bail on data centers?

High-level IT officials across several agencies are ready to say goodbye to on-premise infrastructure.

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Oversight chairs probe political activities of feds

The chairs of two congressional oversight committees want answers about agencies' policies on granting unpaid leave requests to employees for campaign activity.

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Senate bill bans joint cyber initiative with Russia

The intelligence authorization bill also mandates a governmentwide plan to combat election hacking and makes changes to personnel policy for cyber professionals.

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Does the IRS have a cloud strategy?

Congress and watchdog agencies have dinged the IRS for lacking an enterprise cloud strategy seven years after it became the official policy of the U.S. government.

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Watchdog dings DHS data efforts

The Department of Homeland Security needs to do a better job implementing its data strategy, says the agency's inspector general.