Legacy systems

FILE - In this June 10, 2021 file photo, a pair of migrant families from Brazil pass through a gap in the border wall to reach the United States after crossing from Mexico to Yuma, Ariz., to seek asylum. As the delta variant fuels an increase of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., some of President Joe Biden's critics blame the surge on his border policies, which allow some migrants to enter the country to apply for asylum. (AP Photo/Eugene Garcia, File)

USCIS looking to hire thousands to help speed up asylum process

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Biden administration wants to hire potentially thousands of new federal employees to overhaul the asylum process for immigrants…

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(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, visitors wearing mask to protect from the coronavirus walk past a 5G sign at the China Beijing International High Tech Expo in Beijing, China. A much-hyped network upgrade called “5G” means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it’s the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

5G a chance for agency improvement — slowly but surely

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Getty Images/Veterans Affairs/Alex WongVA IG

VA IG: Decentralization to blame for housing stipend, IT shortfalls

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Bill James, Drew Myklegard, Department of Veterans Affairs

VA hopes modernization of legacy systems means more security in future

Bill James and Drew Myklegard from the Department of Veterans Affairs said they’ve created essentially a “wall outlet” for third-party applications.

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LinkedinEric Stuhl

Federal agencies with legacy systems should still secure them from attacks

The technology modernization drive has been operating in the federal government for years. Yet agencies continue to relay on so-called legacy systems.

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DHS gets kudos for management reforms

In today’s Federal Newscast, auditors at the Government Accountability Office say the Homeland Security Department has made considerable progress towards fixing management weaknesses.

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