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States still seek answers on election tech

State officials are still pushing for answers from DHS on critical infrastructure designation. DHS wants to talk.

Terry Halvorsen

How health IT hints at the future of innovation for DOD

The current effort to integrate DOD systems with the Cerner electronic health record represents a new direction in Pentagon IT culture and practice, according to CIO Terry Halvorsen.

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Why there's no one deterrent for cyber

Policymakers need to stop looking for a silver bullet deterrence model for cyber and recognize the complexity of the threats, say current and former officials.

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Failed SBINet offers lessons for border wall oversight

With a failed billion-dollar DHS project in mind, the agency's inspector general said he will audit the southern border wall project repeatedly as it is built.

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Prime time for the Data Act?

Some early signs suggest that the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act could become a policy priority in the Trump administration.

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FBI to private sector: work with us

The FBI is looking for more cooperation from industry and private businesses to identify and mitigate cyberthreats.

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2020 census tabbed as 'high risk' by GAO

The 2020 Census is one of three additions to GAO's 2017 list of high-risk government programs.

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No pause in DOD innovation programs

DOD innovation programs are pushing ahead and industry show no signs of hesitation despite uncertainty around key leadership positions in the Pentagon.

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New DOD health record looks to engage patients

The initial rollout of the Pentagon's new commercial electronic health record system MHS Genesis has begun, with full implementation set for 2022.

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Veterans panel chairman wants faster action on VA scheduling

After the Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans to pursue multiple scheduling projects, the chairman of VA's authorizing committee said the agency should have a single system in place.

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Some IT bright spots in GAO annual risk report

Federal IT acquisition and DHS management see gains over 2015, but GAO wants more improvement.

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CIOs: Telecom transition can spur IT modernization

The move to a new $50 billion federal telecommunications contract should support transition to new IT services, official say.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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