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VA and VistA: Can they be fixed?

VA's homegrown electronic health record system is at an inflection point -- one that encapsulates the state of the agency's entire technology operation.

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Understanding how FITARA grades are calculated

The Government Accountability Office plays a big role in determining whether agencies are successfully implementing FITARA.

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Bill would extend civilian contractor whistleblower protections

New legislation would protect personal service contractors and subcontractors who report waste, fraud and abuse.

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Lawmakers seek to keep tabs on politicking by feds

Leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want details on federal employees' political activities during this contentious election season.

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Congress worries that virtual monsters are eating up data

House Democrats want assurances that the wildly popular Pokemon Go app is consuming the data of unsuspecting mobile consumers.

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Turkish hackers claim credit for Library of Congress attack

The attack on several congressional websites comes in the wake of a failed coup in Turkey -- an uprising some Turkish leaders have blamed in part on the U.S. government.

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Is Congress ready for its own internal Data Act?

An open data bill in the House would require all congressional documents to be published in machine-readable format.

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Library of Congress wracked by DNS attack

Sites hosted by the Library of Congress, including Congress.gov, have been down intermittently since a July 17 attack.

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Move over, ITMF?

The MOVE IT Act, which takes a different approach to funding IT modernization that the administration has proposed, may have a better chance of clearing Congress.

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Tech hasn't fixed FOIA yet

Transparency advocates are pushing Congress to go after agencies for shoddy responses to the sunshine law.

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New bill calls for agency-specific IT modernization funds

A new bill, which would empower agencies to reprogram funds and bank their own savings, could be an easier sell to appropriators than the White House's plan for a $3.1 billion governmentwide fund.

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On Capitol Hill, concerns remain about DOD-VA interoperability

Senate appropriators grilled top VA officials about whether the military and Veterans Affairs electronic health records systems are cooperating.

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