Agencies


Big Data

DARPA wants better ways to search the web

Research agency says that while current iterations of search engines have proven successful commercially, they don't always work as well for some government applications.

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IP switch could threaten FAA systems, says integrator

Harris Corp. has warned that hacking is much less difficult in IP and wireless environments than with hardwired systems, which could prove problematic for air traffic control.

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How VA is driving telemedicine

The agency's scale, vision and customer base have put it on the leading edge. But that also means being the first to face technical and operational challenges.

OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

New performance goals in the offing

Beyond the overall review, DDM Beth Cobert says there is more to come on the administration's look at IT procurement and program management.

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Veterans Affairs seeks solutions to its storage problem

Department wants vendor input on storage-on-demand options.

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Cyber framework promising but may need more

Response has been generally positive, but concerns remain about privacy, incentives and other items not addressed by the framework.

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Real regs target virtual currency

The Treasury Department is targeting money transmitters, but personal use remains outside the realm of regulation, at least for now.

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White House unveils cybersecurity framework

The primary targets of the National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines are the owners and operators of privately run critical infrastructure.

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Air Force looks to shared services for help with IT acquisition

The Air Force is increasingly handling its IT purchasing problems by partnering with other Pentagon agencies and the private sector.

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Geospatial director: Make your data accessible

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency does not routinely share its information with the public, but after a recent natural disaster, the agency opened up its data with positive results.

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Taking your social media strategy to the next level

Agencies must thoroughly understand not only what they want to get out of social media, but what their customers are looking for.

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Forthcoming cybersecurity framework to address privacy

Since the most recent draft came out in October, a sharpened focus on privacy has evolved.