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Delayed Security Clearance Reforms Could Increase Costs for Agencies

1:28 PM ET Intelligence officials are still far behind in perfecting a system to continuously evaluate security clearance holders by scanning public records rather than relying on rigorous re-clearance investigations every five or 10 years, a congressional watchdog found. In October 2016, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence launched an initiative...

FCC Chairman: Government Will Stop 'Micromanaging the Internet'

November 21, 2017 Federal Communications Commission leaders announced Tuesday their plan to roll back regulations that prevent internet services from speeding up, slowing down or blocking access to certain websites. The proposal, submitted by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, would dismantle the regulatory framework put in place under the Obama administration to protect net...

FCC Chairman: Government Will Stop ‘Micromanaging the Internet’

November 21, 2017 Federal Communications Commission leaders announced Tuesday their plan to roll back regulations that prevent internet services from speeding up, slowing down or blocking access to certain websites. The proposal, submitted by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, would dismantle the regulatory framework put in place under the Obama administration to protect net...

Senator Calls On Agencies to Streamline Programs for Entrepreneurs

November 21, 2017 One lawmaker wants agencies to reexamine their efforts to support entrepreneurs after a watchdog group determined more could be done to streamline many often inefficient and redundant programs to assist small businesses. On Friday, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., sent letters to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Small Business Administration leader...

State Department CIO to Retire

November 20, 2017 The chief information officer of the State Department is retiring after a little more than a year on the job, an agency spokesperson confirmed. Frontis Wiggins, who took over as CIO in July 2016, will step down after a 32-year career in the federal government, FCW reported. His resignation will...

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Senator Calls On Agencies to Streamline Programs for Entrepreneurs

November 20, 2017 One lawmaker wants agencies to reexamine their efforts to support entrepreneurs after a watchdog group determined more could be done to streamline many often inefficient and redundant programs to assist small businesses. On Friday, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., sent letters to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Small Business Administration leader...

Industry Teams Up To Teach Agencies AI

November 20, 2017 Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the way the private sector does business, and two companies want to help government use it to solve some of its biggest issues. Booz Allen Hamilton is partnering with NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute to create a hands-on training program for federal employees looking to develop skills...

Acting CIOs Still in Place at One-Third of CFO Agencies

November 15, 2017 Though the Trump administration is making progress filling federal chief information officer positions with permanent officials, about one-third of major agencies still have acting officials in place. Federal CIOs change after any administration change, but this year has been a particularly dizzying mix of the departures of politically appointed CIOs,...

Only 23% of the World Has a Free and Open Internet

November 14, 2017 Though more people around the world are going online than ever before, almost two-thirds of them live in areas where the government has taken steps to limit freedom on the internet, a study found. Less than a quarter of worldwide internet users have access to a “free” internet, while 64...

Vet Returns To Boot Camp ... For Coding

November 10, 2017 As an officer in the Coast Guard, Evan Rice traversed the globe from the North Pole to Antarctica, but after nine years of service he returned to boot camp to take on a new mission: learning how to code. Rice became one of the first veterans to use GI Bill...