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Smart suits, cloud sharing, Facebook for terrorists and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Administration renews call for cyber legislation

Officials at DHS, the prime civilian agency in charge of cybersecurity, are reminding lawmakers that the clock is ticking on the 113th Congress.

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'You need to talk in terms of operational impact'

Tales from the trenches about why it's so hard to get buy-in for cyber and other IT initiatives.

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Earmarks by another name

Legislators have a new way of targeting spending that could bring benefits and burdens for agencies.

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Performance tracking, big data feedback and a nuclear landmark

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Navy, HP tout NGEN as a model for IT services

The Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network is slated for full operation throughout the service on Oct. 1.

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Much to learn they still have

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi’s "Jedi Council" is assisting the development of new technology at the agency, then explaining how to use it.

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OPM terminating USIS background-check contract

Firm confirms that key contract will expire Sept. 30.

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DOD Deputy CIO: 'Cybersecurity should vary by mission'

Richard Hale says everyone playing by one set of rules inhibits innovation, including migration to a cloud and development of a mobile environment.

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IT chiefs shouldn't fear the dark side

IT undergrounds can create problems, but managers should leverage such networks to find and address gaps in their systems.

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A framework for knotty global Internet problems

A think tank wants to separate technical architecture from issues of high policy to smooth cross-border Internet conflicts.

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Taking more risks for better tech

Four months after being sworn in as undersecretary in charge of DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate, Reginald Brothers told lawmakers his team is getting better at coordinating R&D.