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  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA preps for its sprint to acquire a commercial health record

    After announcing it would switch to a commercial electronic health record system, the Department of Veterans Affairs must race to make a deal with Cerner. 06/06/2017

  • Transportation
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    Trump pushes plan to privatize air traffic control

    The White House is backing long-held plans to privatize air traffic control operations to jumpstart progress on a massive technology upgrade. 06/05/2017

  • Congress

    Lawmakers seek answers on alleged FCC DDoS attack

    Five Democratic senators are seeking an FBI investigation into possible cyberattacks on the Federal Communication Commission's online comment system. 05/31/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Senators want a (bug) bounty on DHS

    Senators have introduced legislation to establish a Department of Homeland Security bug bounty program modeled on the Hack the Pentagon that would unleash white-hat hackers on agency systems. 05/30/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA looks at cut in tech funding

    While the Department of Veterans Affairs gets a budget bump in the administration's spending plan, the line item for IT comes in for a cut as the agency mulls shifting its tech strategy. 05/26/2017

  • Identity
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    Can government stop using Social Security numbers?

    Agencies are having trouble reducing reliance on Social Security numbers as identifiers because of outdated systems, insufficient funding and lack of coordination from OMB. 05/26/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    What the PATCH Act doesn't do

    Proponents of the current Vulnerabilities Equities Process say the proposed PATCH Act will likely improve the process, but it is just one piece of a larger cybersecurity puzzle. 05/26/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Congressman files new 'hack back' bill

    A new draft bill would allow private companies to use "active cyber defense measures" in response to a hack, but officials warn such measures could result in cyber escalation and unintended consequences. 05/26/2017

  • Congress
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    Moran pushes MGT in the Senate

    The MGT Act's Republican sponsor discusses the bill's prospects for passage. 05/26/2017

  • Comment
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    IT acquisition reform's time is now

    Promising examples abound, but real leadership focus is needed to achieve meaningful digital government services and security. 05/25/2017

  • Census
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    Commerce chief indicates flexibility on 2020 census funding

    Despite Trump's request for a $1.4 billion cut to the Department of Commerce, secretary Wilbur Ross indicated room for some budgetary flexibility to pull off the 2020 census. 05/25/2017

  • Law Enforcement
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    Senate looks to tackle overseas data access

    The Senate is exploring options to resolve conflicts when U.S. law enforcement has a warrant for electronic data that a U.S. provider is storing overseas and the host country has laws preventing the disclosure of the data. 05/25/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Kelly: DHS halted the march of WannaCry in the U.S.

    The DHS Secretary told a Hill panel that the agency was key to curtailing the historic cyberattack. 05/25/2017

  • Congress
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    MGT's Senate sponsors push committee to act

    The appropriators supporting an IT modernization bill are urging a key authorizing committee to vote up the bill and send it to the Senate floor. 05/25/2017

  • Budget
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    GSA chief: Central IT fund is a start, not a remedy

    While President Trump's budget proposal includes a $228 million investment for a general IT modernization fund, the head of the agency overseeing the fund sees the initial investment as more of a proof of concept than a panacea. 05/24/2017

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