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Fake Twitter accounts bedevil politicos

Political info becomes suspect as fake Twitter feeds spread false or negative information about candidates and incumbents.

Senator wants the Texas approach to cut federal waste

Cornyn asks the Obama administration to create a sunset committee similar to one used by Texas that's killed programs and cut state spending.

Bhagowalia to leave GSA for an island paradise

Senior federal IT leader Sanjeev "Sonny" Bhagowalia is leaving federal service to take a position in state government.

Health care reform depends on state CIOs, association says

State CIOs have an important role to play in national health care reform, especially with regard to operating health benefit exchanges, according to a new report from the National Association of State CIOs.

What IBM could teach feds about social media

IBM could teach government agencies a few things about managing Facebook and Twitter.

The best of the federal blogosphere

LaHood peddles pedaling to work; high gas prices don't deter drivers; OSTI's Greek philosophy; space shuttle era draws to a close.

Texas surrenders to TSA pat-downs

A spat between TSA and Texas legislature has thrust airport pat-downs into the spotlight once again, with the debate pitting personal privacy against national security.

Is your hometown losing anti-terrorism funding?

As part of $170 million in cuts, the Homeland Security Department is withholding anti-terrorism funding to 32 cities.

Connecticut to offer Real ID compliant licenses, but drivers can opt out

Connecticut will comply with Real ID, starting this fall.

SETI stops listening for alien signals

The radio telescope array that was scanning the skies for signals from alien civilizations has stopped listening.

VA starts telework tax credit

Virginia companies are being offered cash in exchange for starting telework progams.

Agencies use social media to bust gangs

Police agencies are using social networks to identify and capture suspects, but the officers need to be careful using the sites, panelists said at a conference April 5.

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