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Survey: Execs worldwide back IoT security rules

Industry wants governments to step up regulation of internet-of-things device security, according to a survey.

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TMF gets $25 million in newest House funding bill

The latest appropriations package being proposed by House Democrats includes funding for the Technology Modernization Fund created by the Modernizing Government Technology Act.

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FAA looks to ease drone flight rules

FAA wants to make it easier for commercial drones to fly over people and at night, but the ongoing shutdown is stalling the adoption of new regulations.

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Feds protest shutdown and Senate GOP at Nats Park

Frustration among rank-and-file federal employees is mounting as the shutdown stretches on with no end in sight.

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Shutdown could take a toll on EIS

Agencies got extra time to prep for the transition to the $50 billion governmentwide telecom contract, but the partial government shutdown could interfere with those plans.

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Defense CDO: Why market share matters in cloud

There are only three general purpose clouds, DOD data chief Michael Conlin says.

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DOD acquisition reform panel looks to sunset Clinger-Cohen

The final report from the Section 809 Panel charged with defense acquisition reform thinks the era of the central CIO might be coming to a close.

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IG: GSA ignored emoluments issue when reviewing Trump lease

A watchdog report asserts that General Services Administration lawyers gave possible emoluments clause violations the short shrift in a review of President Trump's hotel lease.

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House passes CIO bill

Legislation would strengthen reporting structure for CIO, CISO, require IT reports and plans.

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IRS recalls employees to work without pay

With tax filing season colliding with the shutdown, the IRS is bringing back tens of thousands of employees to process returns -- and most IT staffers were already excepted and on the job.

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Rights groups urge top tech vendors to stop selling facial recognition systems to governments

Warning that facial recognition systems "exacerbate historical and existing bias" that hurts disadvantaged communities, a coalition of 85 civil rights groups asks Amazon, Google and Microsoft to stop selling the tech to governments worldwide.

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Lawsuit could send unpaid feds home during shutdown

A lawsuit filed by the National Treasury Employees Union challenging the constitutionality of not paying federal employees during a lapse in appropriations could result in sending home feds unpaid amid the shutdown.

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