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Sandia National Lab, open source robot technology.

Sandia looks to open-source robot tech

The national lab is developing more energy-efficient motors to improve the endurance of legged robots used in disaster response.

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NIST can help you measure the cloud

The "Cloud Computing Service Metrics Description" proposes objective standards for gauging the success of cloud services.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen formalizes new DOD cloud procurement policy

Memo from Defense Department's acting CIO ends DISA monopoly on cloud procurements, addresses security standards.

Beth McCormick (image courtesy of defense.gov).

DOD prioritizes tech transfer to trusted Asian allies

Amid top-brass concerns about China's theft of U.S. military intellectual property, Defense Technology Security Administration Director Beth McCormick laid out DOD’s approach to secure technology transfers.

New fed incubator, OASIS on-ramps and NIST guidance

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DHS cyber division opens up on R&D

A three-day event in D.C. is highlighting technologies developed and fostered by DHS S&T's Cyber Security Division.

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For fun and profit: Data entrepreneurs size up Recreation.gov RFP

Open-data advocates want to see developers build booking websites and apps to compete with the longtime vendor at Recreation.gov.

FedRAMP logo. (Update 2014)

GSA to issue two-year FedRAMP road map

The plan will help agencies and vendors address the growth of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program throughout federal IT.

Screen capture of HealthCare.gov in November 2014.

Few hiccups for HealthCare.gov during open enrollment

Several thousand users registering for new accounts were put in an online waiting room for an average of about three minutes, but otherwise the site was able to support demand.

NASA data center

Data centers, biometrics and a new CIO for DIA

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Outgoing Intelligence chairman warns of cyber vulnerabilities

Retiring Michigan Republican Mike Rogers’ valedictory is the latest in a series of dire warnings about the need to bolster cyber defenses.

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DHS warns feds about electronic billing ploy

A phishing campaign targeting government employees includes malware disguised as an attached invoice.

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