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EPA under fire from House panel for lax ethics enforcement

The House Oversight Committee wants to know why top officials have been able to sidestep or delay signing ethics pledges.

DISA pushes on Fourth Estate network modernization

The DOD's central IT organization is leading a migration to a new single service network and will bring on the first agency later this year.

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FBI will notify states when election systems are breached

The internal policy change is meant to increase "visibility and transparency" around voting system intrusions during the 2020 election cycle.

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What to watch in federal IT in 2020

This will be the year when IT governance practices drive a new wave of mission benefits, rather than just better control over IT infrastructure spending.

Federal CIO Suzette Kent presents opening remarks for the Women in Federal IT & Cyber event on March 29, 2018. (USDA photo by Tom Witham)

CDO Council, TBM updates

Federal CIO Suzette Kent said that work is happening behind the scenes to launch the Chief Data Officers Council and make progress on Technology Business Management.

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Cybersecurity front and center in Iran threat hearing

Members of the House Homeland Security Committee quizzed experts about the capabilities of Iran's cyber forces.

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DHS workforce engagement scores still lag, but numbers may not tell the whole story

At a House hearing on DHS employee morale, the agency's human resources chief testified that the rankings don’t take into account ongoing efforts to address internal issues.

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Watchdog warns on HUD's PII risks

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is failing to safeguard and manage more than 1 billion records containing personally identifiable information, according to a management alert from the agency's internal watchdog.

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Pending study to examine OPM-GSA merger

There's still no information yet on how the congressionally mandated NAPA study will be conducted.

Data analytics

Legislative mandates provide direction on data

VA, HHS offer a look at how data management mandates from recent legislation are helping agencies.

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Treasury tests blockchain-based grant tracking

The Treasury Department, along with two universities, is piloting a payment capability that leverages blockchain to track grant money.

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BLM begins move out of Washington

The decision to relocate staff could disrupt key relationships with Congress and OMB and set the stage for a dismantling of the agency, say former employees.

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