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Michael Rogers

Cyber recruiting, a notable election loss, NetCents setbacks and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What happens when you drop a nuclear warhead on concrete?

Sandia Labs test is designed to replicate a crane accidentally dropping the weapon's re-entry body onto a concrete surface.

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DOD tries to allay industry fears on intellectual property

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Katrina McFarland says the Pentagon wants to own the interoperable parts of a system, not a firm’s commercial secrets.

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Rung looks to procurement workforce, collaboration

Specific proposals on hiring will be forthcoming soon, says the Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator.

Screen capture of HealthCare.gov in November 2014.

Accenture 'confident' about open enrollment

The firm does not expect a repeat of the problems that plagued the HealthCare.gov website a year ago but acknowledges that challenges lie ahead.

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GSA IT gets privacy impact assessment policy

IT program managers and system owners will be responsible for ensuring that the systems under their jurisdiction undergo a privacy impact assessment.

Surface Pro is OK, program inventories are not, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Sandia National Laboratory: mobile imaging technology.

Finding nukes faster

Sandia has tested a new lightweight, portable technology that can image an entire building at a glance.

Art from October 2014 FCW cover

Can DHS get it together?

Slowly but surely, the agency's ability to handle cybersecurity has evolved -- but experts say key hurdles remain.

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The Navy's cyber awakening

A departmentwide task force makes cyberspace a warfighting issue and attempts to synchronize disparate internal approaches to the challenge.

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3D Christmas challenge, a GSA cloud deal and 'improper gratuities'

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Alison Hickey.

VA's digital benefits system closes in on 1M claims

Department credits a fully deployed computer system with helping make a sizable dent in the department’s disability claims backlog.

Operation Jump Start

FCW is proud to support this Feb. 9 event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers.