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Elections could upend IT leadership on Capitol Hill

As Democrats seek to expand their seats, a few notable lawmakers with IT and workforce policy chops could find themselves out of office when the 115th Congress convenes.

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IT modernization isn't all about tech

More efficient and cost-effective IT often comes down to customer involvement and comfort, according to some IT experts.

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Data policy for a new administration

Experts have some advice for the next administration on tackling open-data initiatives early in its term to improve government operations and service.

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GSA streamlines acquisition for small vendors

The GSA has introduced new capabilities and processes under its six-month-old Making It Easier program to attract new potential federal contractors.

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There’s still hope for IT modernization funding

There is more than one way to pay for modernization efforts at federal agencies.

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Pentagon names firms to run bug bounty program

The Defense Department developed a contract vehicle that will let DOD components launch crowdsourced bug bounty campaigns to identify and remedy vulnerabilities in digital defenses.

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OMB director announces new digital privacy office

The White House is creating a new digital privacy office and senior career position to oversee agency privacy and data collection programs.

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Bank regulators mull new cyber standards

The three banking regulatory agencies that oversee large U.S. financial institutions are seeking comments on proposed new standards for cyber resilience.

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Why regulators need to grok new tech

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny said regulators need to understand technology before they seek to regulate it.

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DHS warns holdout states on REAL ID deadlines

States are closer to complying with REAL ID, but deadlines are firm, the Department of Homeland Security warned.

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ONC gets new authority over health IT certification

The agency that certifies electronic health records systems is getting expanded powers to regulate health IT.

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Modernization guidance from ACT-IAC

Planning for modernizing systems can be tricky because adopting technologies requires more than just tech savvy, according to a new ACT-IAC modernization guide.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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