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Smith named CTO, Holder and Clapper back reforms, and McAfee hails Heartbleed

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Air Force CIO: Restructuring key to information dominance

Lt. Gen. Michael Basla says IT budget reporting is a "deficiency" that he hopes to begin to address before his retirement in November.

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Army logistics fail, a cyber institute hire, a CIO retirement and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA details schedule consolidation

The initiative, scheduled for completion late next year, is aimed at reducing redundant acquisition programs.

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What do 800,000 people have to say on net neutrality?

The Sunlight Foundation has teased patterns and sentiments from the FCC's massive data set of net neutrality public comments.

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Can social media analytics and open data pair up?

Broader access to Twitter analytics could aid government in reaching out to and serving citizens on social media.

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Task force taps the brakes on interoperability

The seamless transfer of health data could mean large incumbent providers lose market advantage and the ability to act as information gatekeepers.

Frank Kendall

Can Better Buying Power 3.0 preserve America's tech edge?

Kendall, Hagel make the geopolitical case for improving defense acquisition as the Pentagon prepares to announce the latest version of its reform program.

Rana Lahiri and Mark DeRosa.

How data analytics can improve real property management

Real estate is a massive (and complicated) part of agency operations. Leading-edge analytics help make the most of existing footprints.

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Huge Heartbleed data theft logged

An FBI warning says an attacker is targeting personal data and valuable intellectual property, such as information related to the development of medical devices and equipment.

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McClure to Veris, Microsoft in court, tech transfer at Los Alamos and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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USDS additions, Google dorking and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.