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Battling bacteria with software

Sandia National Labs has developed software that will help researchers find weaknesses in deadly bacteria.

Karen DeSalvo

Making the health data move

Karen DeSalvo is leading a years-long process to create standards for interoperability in heath IT.

Trust issues

Although tools to combat insider threats are maturing, DOD and the intelligence community know that technology is just part of the solution.

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CDM dashboard stirs second contractor controversy

Agiliance is complaining that two companies involved in the Department of Homeland Security's acquisition engaged in questionable joint marketing.

Soft Exosuit_Wyss Institute

Smart suits, cloud sharing, Facebook for terrorists and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Administration renews call for cyber legislation

Officials at DHS, the prime civilian agency in charge of cybersecurity, are reminding lawmakers that the clock is ticking on the 113th Congress.

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'You need to talk in terms of operational impact'

Tales from the trenches about why it's so hard to get buy-in for cyber and other IT initiatives.

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Earmarks by another name

Legislators have a new way of targeting spending that could bring benefits and burdens for agencies.

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Performance tracking, big data feedback and a nuclear landmark

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Captain Michael Abreu

Navy, HP tout NGEN as a model for IT services

The Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network is slated for full operation throughout the service on Oct. 1.

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi (Photo by Zaid Hamid)

Much to learn they still have

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi’s "Jedi Council" is assisting the development of new technology at the agency, then explaining how to use it.

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OPM terminating USIS background-check contract

Firm confirms that key contract will expire Sept. 30.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!