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Agencies, what's up with your FOIAs?

A new survey seeks insight into how agencies are handling Freedom of Information Act requests.

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Tax systems back up, failure still under investigation

After a reported hardware failure crippled key tax systems, the IRS got the systems back online in a little more than 24 hours.

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McCain exhorts Silicon Valley to play ball on 'going dark' issue

In a Feb. 5 op-ed, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman called industry executives' objections to weakening encryption "ideologically motivated and profit-driven, though not without merit."

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New bill seeks to add agility to electronic warfare development

Two senators are calling for more funding flexibility for the Pentagon's electronic warfare programs.

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GSA completes initial agency telecom inventory

As GSA awaits bids for its next-generation telecom contract, it completed an important inventory of services that federal agencies are using under current contracts.

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Census wants 2020 outreach to be mobile and social

Contractors will need to think creatively if they want to win the $415 million Census communications contract due to be awarded this summer.

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Hardware failure brings down tax systems

On the cusp of tax season, unexplained tech troubles forced the IRS to suspend several key digital operations.

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New committee looks to elevate electronic warfare

The Electronic Warfare Executive Committee seeks to translate experimentation into actual capabilities being deployed.

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DHS plans expanded social media checks on Syrian refugees

Members of Congress are looking to DHS for a more complete regime of social media background checks on Syrian refugees looking to enter the U.S.

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House bill would repeal open data requirements in financial reporting

Lawmakers rejected efforts by open data advocates to amend a financial reporting bill to retain regulatory requirements to file company data in machine-readable form.

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Immigration agency adds new deputy CIO job

The U.S. Customs and Immigration Services created new deputy CIO slot to help balance everyday IT operations and burgeoning DevOps, agile and cloud activities.

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Are feds missing the boat on modernization?

In a new survey, federal leaders say they're making digital progress, but most also say they're merely updating old systems, not reinventing processes for the Digital Age.

FCW in Print

Check out the digital edition of FCW magazine -- the federal IT community's premier publication.

In this issue: Tony Scott's busy year ahead, Rising Star profiles and more.

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