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CBP in-person interview slows entry process

Customs and Border Protection's programs for speeding travelers through line are yielding results, but getting people enrolled in the first place is slow going.

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Snowden boasts of prominent role in intel IT

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden details his role in helping intelligence agency CIOs solve pressing technical problems.

How to get ahead in government

Technical chops and hard work are still critical, but advancing into agency leadership demands a much broader skill set.

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David McClure: Know when to shift gears

The outgoing leader of GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies discusses the value of moving from government to industry and back.

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Takai taking it slow on next move

Former DOD CIO suggests another government job is unlikely.

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Pentagon running behind on contracting database

Though the contracting system is relatively low-tech -- its underlying application cost less than $1 million -- it could have profound implications for DOD policy planning.

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DARPA's micro-tech office returns to its roots

With bio-engineering projects now handled by a dedicated office, MTO is looking at spectrum use and extending Moore's Law.


OPM merges security investigation databases

The Office of Personnel Management hopes combining databases on those with access to clearance investigations will bolster security.

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Send in the drones

Unmanned aerial systems are steadily spreading from military and intelligence missions to civilian agencies, but it can be a bumpy ride.

Pointing to data-driven successes

The White House Energy Datapalooza highlighted what the Obama administration says are money-saving -- and planet-saving -- uses of big data.

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Heartbleed tested agency readiness

A Democratic senator says "clear legal authority and processes to facilitate a seamless response" are still needed to effectively combat cyber threats, and the White House acknowledges "we still have more work to do."

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A menagerie of UAVs

As civilian agencies expand their use of unmanned aerial systems, the vehicles themselves are as varied as the missions.