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VA reports success in thwarting infiltration of networked medical devices

The VA has about 65,000 medical devices on its network, and they are especially vulnerable to malware because they can last for years longer than their underlying software and operating systems.

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Roth: Data is key to GSA succcess

GSA Administrator-designate Denise Turner Roth sees value in harnessing data to drive efficiencies and cost-effectiveness for federal customers.

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BLS on CPI: I'm old fashioned, but I don't mind it

One of economics' most important numbers depends on data collected by hand – data that's largely already online, posted freely by merchants and their customers.

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FBI delayed privacy protection rules for Section 215 data, says IG

An IG report asserts that it should not "have taken 7 years … to develop minimization procedures" to protect the privacy of data.

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Counting mobile, robot gap, rural tech and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How many parties does it take to provide a single government login?

Identity management is central to efforts to make a wide range of IT activities secure, but streamlining the process is essential.

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DOD needs a change in acquisition culture

The Pentagon needs a modern, agile acquisition process that can get technology into the field faster — and industry should take the lead.

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Calling all space tech

NASA announced several multimillion dollar initiatives reaching out to industry and academia. The goal: investing in the future of space technology.

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Privacy, security and one login to rule them all?

Government techies wrestle with building privacy and security into services from the ground up.

Gun-testing robot, Open Internet guidance and a health care breach

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NS2020 RFP probably pushed back

The hoped-for July release of the GSA contracting vehicle's RFP will likely slide into late summer.

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House panel moves drone, FOIA, IT dupe bills

One of the measures would require DHS to assess and report on duplication of information technology.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.