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LLNL nuclear cybersecurity.

Uncrackable encryption could secure more than weapons

A novel approach to encrypting nuclear weapons could promise unprecedented security for other applications, such as communications and the IT gear supply chain.

capitol dome and bills

Counting down to Dec. 11, DHS' Einstein award and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

IARPA Titan supercomputer.

IARPA awards contracts for supercomputer development

"Cryogenic" systems could bring currently unthinkable computing power into the realm of possibility.

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Government maps health IT goals through 2020

ONC will focus more on data interoperability and the use of health IT to improve patient outcomes.

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DOD IG: Pentagon falling short on cloud strategy

A new inspector general's report says the Defense Department has not adequately trained acquisition and contract specialists who buy cloud services.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen: JRSS tests reveal solid backbone

Acting DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen said initial tests of the Joint Regional Security Stacks revealed sound plans for the program's architecture, but that some fine-tuning and better education of those operating JRSS will be needed.

US Capitol

Beyond FITARA: 8 ways the defense bill seeks to modernize Pentagon IT

The measure signals a certain impatience with the way the military is adapting -- or not adapting -- to new technological realities.

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Treasury nominee, spectrum sharing, cyber dialogue and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Cyber justice, (ISC)2 shuffle and Nuix deal

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

OFPP pushes data-driven procurement

A memo from Administrator Anne Rung outlines a plan to spread the gospel of strategic sourcing and category management governmentwide.

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Taking ownership of the Data Act

GAO and Treasury representatives told lawmakers that implementation of the Data Act is about to enter a crucial phase.

Lt. Gen. William J. Bender

Air Force CIO plots comprehensive cyber strategy

USAF Lt. Gen. William Bender is planning a broad review of the service’s cyber vulnerabilities.

Operation Jump Start

FCW is proud to support this Feb. 9 event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers.