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Screen capture of the U.S. Cyber Command

CentCom hacked, GSA dinged and big data's cyber power

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Department of Energy

Largest digital camera ever will be pointed at the sky

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope 'will help researchers study the formation of galaxies, track potentially hazardous asteroids, observe exploding stars and better understand dark matter and dark energy.'

President Barack Obama

President pivots to cyberspace

The White House has begun rolling out a series of cyber-related legislative proposals targeting both consumer and national security issues.

SEWP V logo, courtesy of NASA.

SEWP IV changes coming as SEWP V emerges

A fee decrease is among the changes taking place for the outgoing SEWP IV vehicle.

Movie Poster for "The Interview"

U.S. officials: Sony investigation was thorough

Obama administration officials have vigorously defended what they say was a thorough and careful investigation into the Sony hack that laid the blame on North Korea.

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Tech for 2020 Census comes into focus

Officials estimate that improved self-reporting could save $548 million, and that technology to improve the management and productivity of field workers could result in $2.3 billion in savings.

biometrics

DHS approps, CISPA returns, Senate Web and more

New and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Working around OASIS' lack of BPAs

Federal customers can't use a blanket purchase agreement with OASIS, but they can use task orders to accomplish the same thing.

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The FBI, North Korea and the future of cyber investigations

Experts questioning the FBI's presentation of evidence against North Korea argue that making an arguably ambiguous case is counter-productive to U.S. efforts to build norms in cyberspace.

Updating acquisition guidance, awaiting a patent and hacking damage

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Better computers, better weather forecasts

Upgrades to NOAA’s two supercomputers should mean more accurate day-to-day and long-term forecasting.

Wikipedia image: Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for Research Development and Acquisition, administers the oath of office to Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder during a promotion ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard before a change of command ceremony where he relieved Rear Adm. Nevin Carr as Chief of Naval Research.

Top Navy official asks Congress to strip out acquisition regulations

The new Congress should focus reform efforts on doing away with existing regulations rather than adding new ones, says the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition.

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