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White House official chided for violating Hatch Act

White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino Jr. was chided by an federal watchdog for stumping against a sitting congressman, a violation of the Hatch Act.

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Army colonel indicted in alleged $20M contracting fraud scheme

An active duty Army colonel is facing 85 years in prison for his role in an alleged $20 million fraud and bribery scheme involving IT related contracts.

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GSA reorg surprised rank and file

The move to fold the Technology Transformation Service under the Federal Acquisition Service came as a surprise to the workers at 18F and TTS.

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Comey warns Russia will be back

While many questions remained unanswered after the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, he made one point abundantly clear: Russia interfered in the 2016 election, and it will do so again.

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Timeline, budget for VA health record switch in progress

VA Secretary David Shulkin told a Senate panel it could take up to six months before a plan is in place to acquire services from commercial electronic health record provider Cerner.

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U.S. faces challenges tracking cryptocurrencies

Improved IT systems, new training and updated legislation are needed to track the use of virtual currencies by ransomware crooks and terrorists, according to a U.S. official.

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Library of Congress reports progress on IT security and modernization

CIO Bernard Barton told lawmakers that GAO recommendations are being put into practice.

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Senators not sold on privatizing air traffic control

President Trump's plan to privatize air traffic control operations is getting a cool reception from senators on both sides of the aisle.

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GSA combines tech and procurement services, names new FAS commissioner

The General Services Administration is backtracking on a 2016 reorg that established the Technology Transformation Service as a separate agency division.

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Spy powers overshadowed by Russia in Senate hearing

Officials testifying about the extension of a key surveillance program spent most of a Senate hearing dodging questions about President Trump.

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VA preps for its sprint to acquire a commercial health record

After announcing it would switch to a commercial electronic health record system, the Department of Veterans Affairs must race to make a deal with Cerner.

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What to make of this year's WT Top 100

Changes on Washington Technology's 2017 leaderboard suggest some important trends in federal IT.