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Senate would trim president's defense IT budget by $500M

Lawmakers said the lower funding level “will help prioritize and better target non-cybersecurity IT investments in an era of fiscal constraint.”

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FBI seeks on-premise cloud for crime data division

Data centers at the Criminal Justice Information Services headquarters in Clarksburg, W.Va., could be in line for an upgrade.

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FCC's crash, American Systems' new CEO and Los Alamos' latest app

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Data-driven department to get chief data officer

The Commerce Department is looking for a CDO to carry out its vision for unlocking the potential of federal data.

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DHS could get a bit more social

Bill would open up DHS social media workgroup to more private-sector input.

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Network disruptions, DISA's DECC shutdown and still more industry advice

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Another day, another cyber indictment

A second indictment in as many months accuses the owner of a Chinese aviation firm of selling data stolen from U.S. defense contractors to state-owned companies in China.

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Teaching feds not to fear the FAR

How HHS is trying to innovate without breaking the rules for federal contracting.

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Does interoperability have to be hard?

Everyone agrees that electronic health record systems work only when different platforms can communicate, but standards are still a work in progress.

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Panel recommends NIST declare independence from NSA

"NIST may seek the advice of the NSA on cryptographic matters but it must be in a position to assess it and reject it when warranted,” says a report from the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology.

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Are the spending floodgates about to open?

New analysis from Deltek suggests that fourth-quarter agency spending could be especially strong this year.

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No thawing of cyber tensions on Kerry’s Beijing trip

A "frank exchange" of views between the U.S. and China yielded no concrete results on the cyber-attack front.