Joe Warminsky

Joe Warminsky is Scoop News Group's news desk editor.

Cyber

Postal inspectors’ digital intelligence team sometimes acted outside of legal authorities, report says

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USPS's internet analytics team occasionally used open-source intelligence tools beyond postal inspectors' law enforcement authorities, according to a watchdog.

Policy

Reviews of 2020 census data show undercounts of some demographic groups, overcounts of others

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The 2020 census, called the "first online," undercounted the Black or African American population, as well as other groups, officials said.

Acquisition

DHS’s innovation program brings in 5 more blockchain startups

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The small Phase 1 awards are specifically for projects on preventing forgery and counterfeiting of certificates and licenses at agencies like U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Tech

Telework shift presented durable lessons about workforce, USPS and NASA officials say

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Going forward, organizations will need to define the "new normal," said USPS's CISO. Every company will have to decide if it still needs employees working side-by-side.

Modernization

Congressman reminds everyone about potential to do legislative work remotely

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Rep. Eric Swalwell is reintroducing a bill that would "mandate the development of a secure remote voting system" for use in the House, but only on noncontroversial legislation.

Tech

Foreign IT subcontractor had improper access to Commerce system, audit says

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Commerce sent sensitive data from a document management system to a Canada-based subcontractor with "unvetted foreign nationals," according to a new IG report.

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