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Performance tracking, big data feedback and a nuclear landmark

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Navy, HP tout NGEN as a model for IT services

The Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network is slated for full operation throughout the service on Oct. 1.

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Much to learn they still have

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi’s "Jedi Council" is assisting the development of new technology at the agency, then explaining how to use it.

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OPM terminating USIS background-check contract

Firm confirms that key contract will expire Sept. 30.

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DOD Deputy CIO: 'Cybersecurity should vary by mission'

Richard Hale says everyone playing by one set of rules inhibits innovation, including migration to a cloud and development of a mobile environment.

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IT chiefs shouldn't fear the dark side

IT undergrounds can create problems, but managers should leverage such networks to find and address gaps in their systems.

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A framework for knotty global Internet problems

A think tank wants to separate technical architecture from issues of high policy to smooth cross-border Internet conflicts.

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Taking more risks for better tech

Four months after being sworn in as undersecretary in charge of DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate, Reginald Brothers told lawmakers his team is getting better at coordinating R&D.

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Millennial fever: Coming, going and succeeding

Being able to manage the churn that arises from millennials moving in and out of the workforce will be crucial to building an innovative federal IT culture.

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Security clearances, contractor oversight, NATO cyber and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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KBase harnesses gene data for researchers

The new open software and data platform developed by scientists at DOE labs relieves research biologists from acting as programmers.

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DOD health record procurement to 'lead the way' on interoperability

The new system is intended to cover roughly 9.6 million people and will have a major impact on the market for interoperable electronic health records systems.