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Carper wants assurances on election cyber

The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee wants to make sure that the federal officials are doing their utmost to prevent voting hacks.

What feds must do to get a handle on water data

Water resources are being stretched thin in drought-riddled parts of the U.S., but the government doesn't have the data it needs to monitor consumption and plan for the future.

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.


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.


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

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