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    Candidate to lead VA office pledges to push modernization

    Agility and modernization are key priorities of the nominee to lead the VA's Office of Enterprise Integration. 10/06/2017

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    NAACP sues Commerce amid concerns over census prep, funding

    The NAACP has filed a lawsuit against the Commerce Department alleging the agency illegally withheld internal documents regarding the Census Bureau's preparation for the 2020 count. 10/06/2017

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    The CIO and government IT

    Two longtime federal IT leaders discuss the pros and cons of elevating agency CIOs in the executive branch power structure. 10/06/2017

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    House panel looks to curtail spy powers

    Draft legislation before the House Intelligence committee puts new restrictions on the use surveillance powers to target Americans, but privacy advocates are looking for more reforms. 10/05/2017

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    How big is the federal workforce, really?

    Despite administration concerns about bloat, one new estimate pegs the size of the federal workforce as smaller than under Ronald Reagan. 10/05/2017

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    $10B House border bill pushes high-tech solutions

    The House Homeland Security Committee approved a bill to build in tech and new acquisition rules to border security. 10/05/2017

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    Keep FITARA going

    Why it's important to keep iterating on the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act to meet today's cybersecurity challenges. 10/05/2017

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    GPO names CIO

    The Government Publishing Office tapped acting CIO Tracee Boxley for its top technology job. 10/05/2017

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    Oracle rips innovation shops

    In comments on a planned governmentwide modernization scheme, database firm Oracle called on the federal government to rethink open source and hiring software coders. 10/04/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    DHS chief sees cyber threats every day

    Americans are "right to worry" about ever-present cybersecurity threats, says the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security. 10/04/2017

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    Is USPS prepping for driverless mail trucks?

    A report by the USPS Office of the Inspector General examines how autonomous vehicle technology could change the way the Postal Service transports and delivers the mail. 10/04/2017

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    Border tech bill clears Senate committee

    A bill to require DHS and components to keep a closer eye on major border security technology acquisitions could soon see a vote in the full Senate. 10/04/2017

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    Cyber risks loom for energy sector

    Cyberattacks on energy critical infrastructure are the leading threat to the sector, highlighting the need for continued public/private partnerships. 10/04/2017

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    IRS IT leaders didn't know about $7M Equifax award

    IRS CIO Gina Garza told Congress that she and other tech officials at the tax agency did not sign off on a $7 million contract awarded to Equifax a month after the credit monitoring firm disclosed a massive data breach. 10/04/2017

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    Do agencies need more flexibility for reorgs?

    Shared services and workforce reductions are expected to feature prominently in the White House’s plan to reorganize the federal government, but some changes could benefit from additional outside authorities. 10/03/2017