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    The 2016 Federal 100

    This year's winners were honored in person at the April 7 Fed 100 Awards Gala. Click here to learn more about their accomplishments. 04/08/2016

  • Modernization
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    White House offers details on $3.1B IT modernization plan

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will introduce legislation supporting an Obama administration plan to appropriate $3.1 billion for a capital fund to modernize outdated federal IT systems. 04/08/2016

  • Cloud
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    VA plans major cloud procurement for FY16

    With a handful of questions to industry, the Department of Veterans Affairs signaled a big move to the cloud as part of its "buy first" initiative. 04/08/2016

  • 2016 Government Eagle Winner

    Mary Davie: GSA's great communicator

    Managing a workforce that oversees 7,000 contracts and $3.5 billion in federal spending, Mary Davie sits in the catbird seat of the government's vast IT acquisition operation. 04/08/2016

  • 2016 Industry Eagle Winner

    Daniel Chenok: Putting government first

    Dan Chenok, the IBM Center for the Business of Government's executive director, seems to have a hand in virtually every discussion devoted to making government run better. 04/08/2016

  • Congress
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    Cryptography experts critical of Senate encryption bill

    Encryption legislation proposed by leaders of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is being met with fierce criticism from experts, and some reports suggest the White House will not back the measure. 04/08/2016

  • Congress
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    Senate Dem queries OMB over cyber acquisition

    Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has asked OMB to outline how it is leveraging several existing authorities for acquiring IT security technologies. 04/08/2016

  • IRS
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    The taxman’s tech troubles

    The agency spends $2.5 billion annually on IT across more than 20 major systems, yet it still relies on a central data processing setup that went online in the 1960s to keep its revenue-collecting cogs turning. 04/08/2016

  • Customer Service
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    Funding bought taxpayers better service

    After a previous year of hang-ups and frustration, taxpayers are getting better treatment from the IRS in 2016 as auditors man the customer service phone lines. 04/08/2016

  • Identity management

    DHS information network gets new authentication tech

    DHS has implemented backend authentication for users of the Homeland Security Information Network. 04/08/2016

  • 2016 President's Award

    Renato 'Renny' DiPentima

    For a legend of the federal IT community, decades of mentoring might be his most enduring legacy. 04/08/2016

  • Oversight
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    GAO says mostly good news on cloud contracts

    Asked to examine cloud service agreements, GAO found room for improvement but said that overall, agencies are covering their bases. 04/07/2016

  • Innovation
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    How data can help counter violent extremism

    A new public-private collaboration looks to distribute usable data that can help analysts and others understand and unwind conflicts on the ground. 04/07/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Agencies making uneven progress in adopting HTTPS

    Agencies have until the end of the year to switch their public websites to the more secure HTTPS protocol. Some are much further along than others. 04/07/2016

  • Drones

    FAA panel says small drones could operate in populated areas

    The final report by an FAA-backed rulemaking committee recommends categorizing drones by size and permitting some to be operated over people not directly involved in the operation of the aircraft. 04/07/2016

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