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Simple advice for tackling the complexities of cloud

Experts from agencies and the private sector talk customers, capabilities and the unexpected crosscurrents of cloud technology.

President Barack Obama

Obama: No perks but thanks and new initiatives for SES

"Too often we get stovepiped at a time when we need...to be working together," the president told senior feds.

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Challenges and prizes: Procurement vehicle of the future?

How NASA and other agencies are using contests to bring better ideas into acquisition.

Teresa Carlson

ARPA-E's new leader, NVTC awards and maps in the cloud

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

LLNL nuclear cybersecurity.

Uncrackable encryption could secure more than weapons

A novel approach to encrypting nuclear weapons could promise unprecedented security for other applications, such as communications and the IT gear supply chain.

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Counting down to Dec. 11, DHS' Einstein award and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IARPA awards contracts for supercomputer development

"Cryogenic" systems could bring currently unthinkable computing power into the realm of possibility.

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Government maps health IT goals through 2020

ONC will focus more on data interoperability and the use of health IT to improve patient outcomes.

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DOD IG: Pentagon falling short on cloud strategy

A new inspector general's report says the Defense Department has not adequately trained acquisition and contract specialists who buy cloud services.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen: JRSS tests reveal solid backbone

Acting DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen said initial tests of the Joint Regional Security Stacks revealed sound plans for the program's architecture, but that some fine-tuning and better education of those operating JRSS will be needed.

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Beyond FITARA: 8 ways the defense bill seeks to modernize Pentagon IT

The measure signals a certain impatience with the way the military is adapting -- or not adapting -- to new technological realities.

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Treasury nominee, spectrum sharing, cyber dialogue and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.