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Mapping our changing coastline

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

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The analog keys to a smart digital strategy

Clear business cases, careful user interviews and strategic outside alliances can be far more important than the technology itself.

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Classified cloud now an option for federal agencies

Amazon Web Services' new AWS Secret Region promises security that meets secret classification requirements.

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How AI can make use of DOD's data stockpile

The Pentagon is sitting on a hoard of data but doesn't know what to do with it. A new report makes the case that artificial intelligence is the solution.

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.

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How does civil service efficiency square with agency reorgs?

While shared services and other tech can help streamline government, federal workforce experts are skeptical about whether budget cuts can spur productivity.

What are voting machine companies doing about cyber?

Five voting machine companies responded to questions from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and largely downplayed the threat to their products, pointing to other dangers in the election system.

GSA adds hyperconverged infrastructure options to Schedule 70

The General Services Administration adds cloud-friendly platforms to its biggest multiple award IT contract.

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MGT passes Congress in 2018 NDAA

The legislative push to get federal agencies up to speed on IT, eliminating creaky and expensive legacy systems will end with the president's signature.

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Technologists, privacy advocates push back against algorithmic 'extreme vetting'

The Trump administration's plan to use predictive software to rate threats posed by immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers will result in discriminatory decisions, say a group of privacy advocates and computer scientists.

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Hiccups for CBP's new port system as it nears completion

Customs and Border Protection's years-long march toward a unified import-export data system is nearing conclusion, but not without a couple of last-minute glitches.

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How to fix information sharing, according to industry

Secret cyber threat data and a clunky clearance process are barriers to bidirectional information sharing, industry representatives told Congress.

Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

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