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EDDIE, ICE and apps

A mobile biometrics app used by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement took home the top prize at the ACT-IAC Mobile Application Fair.


Everybody talks about the weather …

The National Weather Service wants to do something about it, and has enlisted social scientists and data experts to devise social media and visualization strategies.

USMC Col. Gregory Breazile addressing the audience of the Digital Government Institute

USMC colonel calls for shakeup of cyber structure

Marine Col. Gregory Breazile, director of the Corps' C2/Cyber and Electronic Warfare Integration Division, says HQ "is not functionally aligned to support cyberspace operations."

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We're paying contractors how much?

GSA's 18F has a new tool aimed at saving money on a huge part of any contract's expense: people.

A cyber RFP re-do, USDA's new web portal, ITES-3S updates and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

National Archives and Records Adminstration logo.

NARA preps for new info control rules

The government has let "a thousand flowers bloom" with regard to marking sensitive information, but that is about to change.

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IRS breach highlights weakness of ‘knowledge-based’ security

By answering personal questions, hackers were able to access information for 100,000 taxpayers, revealing how vulnerable the IRS authentication system really is.

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New email records policy takes shape

A presidential directive requires agencies to manage email records in electronic form by the end of 2016, and the National Archives' plan to hit the goal is almost in final form.

Cyberattack, financial services

Data breach costs, open data growth, SpaceX certified and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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VA reports success in thwarting infiltration of networked medical devices

The VA has about 65,000 medical devices on its network, and they are especially vulnerable to malware because they can last for years longer than their underlying software and operating systems.

Denise Turner Roth.

Roth: Data is key to GSA succcess

GSA Administrator-designate Denise Turner Roth sees value in harnessing data to drive efficiencies and cost-effectiveness for federal customers.

bar chart made of $100

BLS on CPI: I'm old fashioned, but I don't mind it

One of economics' most important numbers depends on data collected by hand – data that's largely already online, posted freely by merchants and their customers.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.