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Defense Department CIO Teri Takai speaking at a Feb. 20, 2014, press conference.

Takai takes FITARA to task for oversight provisions

Defense Department CIO is concerned the legislation might collide with internal Pentagon realignment efforts.

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DOD must mesh realignment with approaching budget battle

Current plans to trim Pentagon spending are clipping around the edges, and officials fear tougher choices will be hard for Congress to agree to.

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Group launches national effort for health IT interoperability

Private-sector successor to eHealth Exchange will focus on framework for data sharing and industry cooperation.

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

What Pritzker wants from Silicon Valley

In first official visit to the West Coast tech mecca, Commerce secretary solicits partnerships on climate data and highlights new Census tool.

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Draft language signals more transparent NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has been on the defensive since it was revealed that the NSA subverted encryption standards.

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Pro tips for using big data

Ignore fads and focus on what the agency is looking to achieve, says Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board CIO Shawn Kingsberry.

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Acquisition in the crosshairs amid DOD restructuring

Frank Kendall, the Pentagon undersecretary in charge of acquisition, outlined some tentative plans to streamline acquisition rules, ideally before the fiscal 2015 defense funding bill.

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DARPA seeks innovative ways to make sense of data

If big data represents the search for a needle in a haystack, DARPA aims to develop technology that explains why the needle is in the stack in the first place.

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Hagel outlines looming DOD budget cuts

Cybersecurity is one of a few areas set to receive a boost, at the expense of troop strength.

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DHS seeks assessment of cybersecurity market for smaller companies

The agency wants to encourage small and midsize businesses to adopt the Cybersecurity Framework.

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Increased disclosure? Or an obstacle for EPA?

Debate over regulatory transparency raises questions of both privacy and process.

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Defense Connect Online hits milestone

DISA’s online collaboration tool registers 1 million users.