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State IG: Broadcasters need tighter controls over user accounts

The Broadcasting Board of Governors isn't retiring inactive employee accounts quickly enough, according to an agency watchdog.

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DHS intel shop needs to work on privacy protection, says watchdog

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis at DHS office needs to buff its info handling skills, according to an inspector general report.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

Lieu, Hurd alert members on cyber hygiene

In a "dear colleague" letter, Capitol Hill's leading computer geeks tell members of Congress how to protect themselves online.

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Techies: make bank at CFPB

With a veteran CIO planning his exit, the CFPB needs a new tech leader – and the agency can offer far more than the typical federal salary.

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Senators want details on new background check bureau

Two Democrats with oversight responsibilities are asking OPM for specifics about its transition and reorganization plans for a new bureau formed to handle background checks.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Senators seek to block expanded hacking powers for FBI

The Justice Department says greater authority is necessary to pursue anonymous criminals, but some senators oppose what they say is an encroachment on Americans' digital rights.

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Senator asks Fed about SWIFT heist

Hackers are stealing millions by cracking weak links in SWIFT's interbank money transfer system, and Sen. Tom Carper wants to know what the Fed and others are doing about it.

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OMB teaches privacy pros about tech

The Office of Management and Budget is looking to forge links between privacy and tech experts, to help the two disciplines work together.

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Some improvement, but no A’s, on FITARA scorecard 2.0

In the second round of FITARA grades, many agencies improved but none managed to get top IT management marks.

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White House, Congress gird for another NDAA showdown

Among the provisions the Obama administration opposes is a measure that would codify U.S. Cyber Command as its own unified command and one that would restrict funding for the Pentagon’s prized outreach office in Silicon Valley.

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Is census 2020 running out of runway?

As the timeline shortens, House overseers are demanding that the CIO-less Census Bureau prove it is on track to get the technology and leadership ready for the 2020 headcount.

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How to stay off the High Risk List

The IBM Center for the Business of Government shares some ideas for staying off the Government Accountability Office's high-profile watch list.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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