Agencies


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Automated passport system expands

Two Texas airports recently joined the program, which is decreasing wait times for international travelers.

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White House team seeks answers on agency spectrum management

The move is the latest in the administration’s effort to free up spectrum for use in wireless broadband to meet the growing demand for data-intensive mobile services.

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ICE wants license plate database for field agents

A solicitation said the database service should track vehicle license plate numbers captured by several sources, including cameras, law enforcement and repo men.

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Map of the World key to full immersion in geospatial data

Advances in cloud computing, mobile technology, networking, data transfer and computing speed allow for immediate access to geospatial data, and the intelligence community is ready to put that data to use.

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.