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FAA, industry form NextGen working group

A new working group comprised of the Federal Aviation Administration and  aviation industry members is taking on the task of equipping avionics with next-generation technology by a mandated deadline.

Pew: Cyberattacks will increase over the next decade

Cyberattacks are likely to increase in the next 10 years, but effective counter measures will minimize damage, a new study found.

18F director warns of reliance on requirements for gov't IT

Too often agencies are blindly checking a list of requirements rather than really thinking through how the technology they acquire or develop will serve the user, said Greg Godbout, executive director of the General Services Administration's innovation lab called 18F.

TIGTA: IRS not ready to implement new tax-processing system

The Internal Revenue Service is making significant changes in how it processes tax returns, but a test of the system shows it's not ready for implementation, according to a recently released Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report.

Top Obama administration official says FAR can be made to work

A senior Obama administration official acknowledged that federal purchasing rules are difficult to navigate, especially for information technology projects and services, but they're getting the job done – for now.

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An audit of the federal government's open data efforts has produced conflicting results. Where there should be URLs that link to downloadable datasets, agencies sometimes have a short message or an identifier for a non-web resource, such as people's computers and internal servers, the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit dedicate to government transparency, said in an Oct. 29 blog post.

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A federal appeals court said a veteran Customs and Border Protection officer should be reinstated, after he was removed from his position for improperly possessing and disclosing federal information stemming from a 2009 incident.