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Information dominance, health care secrecy and STIG approval

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Staying out of the email hot seat

The IRS was the latest agency to learn about email archiving the hard way. Here's how to avoid being next.

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NHTSA takes next step on national crash-avoidance system

In addition to radio interference, skeptics also voice concerns about the cybersecurity of increasingly networked vehicles.

IPv6: An answer to network vulnerabilities?

Never mind the deadline. Agencies have compelling security reasons to switch to IPv6, writes NCP Engineering's Julian Weinberger.

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Learning from larceny, SXSW crowdsourcing and tracking business incentives

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The long-term budget outlook

When the Congressional Budget Office reassured agencies that no last-minute sequesters are needed for fiscal 2014, it also revisited the long-term targets. The forecast: Steady growth, but slowly.

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Washington Technology announces 2014 Fast 50

For some firms, at least, the federal market is booming.

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DARPA seeks model to forecast fast-moving virus

DARPA issued a $150,000 challenge to build a model that accurately charts the path of the chikungunya virus through the Americas.

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TSA moves toward e-check of IDs

Electronic checks of drivers' licenses and other documents now checked visually by TSA agents against passengers' boarding passes is intended to speed up security lines.

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GCN Award winners, online privacy, Syrian malware and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community

Energy.gov profile: Robert F Brese.

Energy Department CIO Brese headed to private sector

Bob Brese’s last day on the job as CIO at the Energy Department will be Sept. 5.

Infrastructure

Why FISMA is not enough for the Internet of Things

It's not just TSA devices that are vulnerable, says Billy Rios, director of threat intelligence at Qualys. And the procurement process is a crucial link in preventing back-door cyberattacks on federal facilities.