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Senate bill would establish new higher-ed data system by 2020

A bipartisan bill would revamp the way the Department of Education collects higher-education data and relies on an obscure cybersecurity method to protect student data.

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VA misses deadline on Cerner contract

Because of a delay on Capitol Hill, the Department of Veterans Affairs is going to have to wait to sign a multibillion contract for a new electronic health record system.

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House panel presses FAA to curtail drone dangers

As a new report warns small UAS can do far more damage to planes than bird strikes, legislators worry that "idiots who have toy drones" will delay legitimate UAS uses.

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Tillerson: Cloud part of State's 'redesign'

Amid massive changes to the workforce and mission, the nation's top diplomat is also looking to an IT refresh, but the timeline is unclear.

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Senate appropriators ramp up cyber at DHS

In response to growing threats to federal information systems, a draft funding bill for DHS looks to elevate the agency's cybersecurity mission.

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Shutdown looming larger amid political fights

The prospect of keeping the government open past the Dec. 8 continuing resolution deadline just got more complicated.


U.S. biometric exit could be ready inside of four years

Full implementation of technology needed to track visa holders leaving the U.S. could be ready at airports across the U.S. in the next four years, but cooperation from airlines is key.

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Lankford cites almost a half-trillion in government waste

A Republican senator's annual government waste report cites IT boondoggles, programs with insufficient oversight and structural impediments to efficient hiring.

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Congress keeps IRS spending on a short leash

Senate appropriators are continuing a series of spending restrictions and reporting requirements for the IRS in FY2018, even as planned IT modernization lags.

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Mapping our changing coastline

Congress is looking to boost an ongoing project to aggregate U.S. coastal mapping data.

Should Congress protect agricultural data?

Health and finanical information are subject to special treatment under the law -– and some experts are wondering if agricultural data should get similar protection.


NDAA brings back drone registration

The defense bill restores FAA registration requirements for small-drone operators, after rules were struck down by the Court of Appeals.

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