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Science, tech advocates eye increased federal resources

House and Senate appropriators are supporting substantial funding boosts to National Science Foundation education programs.

Administration’s financial management chief to retire

Linda Combs helped update inventory of excess property, guided agencies in reducing payment errors.

Senator criticizes GSA plans to cut office supply program

A group of lawmakers, led by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., says the move would hurt small companies and hamper disaster recovery efforts.

Spread of RFID in Defense slower than expected

Full-scale implementation of requirement to use passive RFID systems to track supplies has been delayed.

The specialist also encrypted and deleted files from computer shortly after he reported the data missing from Birmingham, Ala., research facility.

Employee tried to mask extent of latest VA data breach

“Panicked” IT specialist lied to investigators looking into the loss of a hard drive with personal data on about 1.5 million people, IG says.

Towers with mounted video cameras monitor activity along the border fence between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego.

High-tech border network could fall prey to cyberattacks

Secure Border Initiative Network relies on commercial wireless networks.

Homeland Security, E.U. reach agreement on passenger data sharing

New agreement attempts to strike balance between U.S. security and European Union concerns about passenger privacy.

Audit finds FEMA laptops lack proper security settings

Sensitive data could be at risk, inspector general finds in review of 298 laptops.

GAO reviews public and private sector data breaches

Notification when the risk for identity theft is greater could provide incentives for both consumers and data collectors to take steps toward prevention, report says.