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IBM, Epic already prepping for military EHR work

Though DOD is months away from making an award in its $11 billion electronic health record contract, IBM and health record partner Epic are readying plans to transform the way the military provides health care to service members and families.

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IG says Border Patrol drones not effective

CBP leadership contends that the inspector general’s criticism is too simplistic a way to look at the efficacy of border technology.

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Cyber campus, St. E's funded in 2015

The omnibus spending bill includes $144 million for the new DHS site and $35 million for GSA’s civilian cyber campus.

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Border Patrol finding new uses for data

Border security now means not only the basic metrics of apprehensions, but using that data to gauge and interdict looming threats.

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FCC complaint portal, KeyPoint inquiry and a child-porn sentencing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The measure of all things

A Commerce Department advisory council hopes to quantify innovation and measure the effectiveness of incubators and federal grants.

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USPS breach wider than first reported

Medical records of as many as 485,000 employees might also have been exposed, in cases reaching back to 1980.

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SEC moves to ease access to financial statement data

The move could empower data scientists and programmers to build securities analysis tools that scale across the entire U.S. market.

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FBI wants cyber sleuths with some muscle

The bureau’s cybersecurity job requirements require applicants to complete a stiff physical fitness test, even though most of their time will likely be spent behind a desk.

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Unsecured webpage put 7,000 vets at risk for years

The website flaw has been fixed, but the VA is planning further investigation of possible exfiltration of data from its network.

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Agencies take different paths to mobility, GAO finds

A new study surveyed six agencies' strategies and their reliance on GSA for support in complying with the Digital Government Strategy.

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Iron Mountain settles with GSA over data storage suit

Firm agrees to pay $44.5 million over allegations of overcharging agencies for record storage.

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