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What the midterm results mean for federal IT leaders

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While the full outcome of the election remains uncertain, tech policy experts tell FedScoop how a Republican-led House could impact the day-to-day operations of government agency IT departments.

Researchers call on FTC to adopt encrypted whistleblower channel for reporting antitrust violations

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A proposed open-source tool could make it easier for the commission to collect crucial evidence of anticompetitive behavior, including from employees at big tech companies.

House Judiciary Republicans will probe FTC use of consultants, call for digital records to be preserved

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In a letter sent Thursday, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH., requested the consumer protection agency preserve any electronic data relevant to the inquiry.

TMF Board announces $94.8M for 3 network security projects

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USDA, the FTC and DHS receive funding for projects that focus on adopting a zero-trust approach to cybersecurity.

An unprecedented wave of personal data could be heading to federal agencies

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Under the national coronavirus emergency, companies don't need much permission to give up people's data to the federal government. Privacy advocates are concerned with how agencies will gather, store and utilize it.

New Senate bill targets bias in decision-making algorithms

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The Algorithmic Accountability Act would require that companies using decision-making algorithms study those equations for bias and correct it where found.

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