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NARA gets more power over records under new law

The nation's archivist gets rule-writing authority under a new law. Will everyday feds notice the difference?

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Big data is not just a job, it's an adventure

Officials from DHS and DOT face different challenges with departmental data but agree that when it comes to managing big data, "you're never done."

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SANS, CSIS unveil cyber scholarships for Air Force vets

A new scholarship program for Air Force veterans taps into the increasing demand for cybersecurity jobs.

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Congress moves cyber-hiring, FISMA measures

A bill that will allow DHS to hire cybersecurity professionals faster and pay them more now heads to the president for his signature.

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OPM plans new case management system to speed retirement processing

"There is overwhelming enthusiasm to become more modern within the entire organization," OPM Associate Director Kenneth Zawodny told lawmakers.

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HUD IT, an Army airport for drones and Reid pins losses on HealthCare.gov

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Dealing with the doldrums at DHS S&T

The Science and Technology Directorate came in dead last in employee satisfaction for the second time, and Undersecretary Reginald Brothers said he wants to confront the problem head on.

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DOJ: 'Increase the cost' for nation-state hackers

Regardless of where the investigation into North Korea's alleged role in the Sony hack leads, the Obama administration's strategy of indicting state-sponsored hacking is likely to continue.

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Defining cyber roles at DOD

Recent directive brings needed clarification and "a big movement forward" on business operation, acting CIO Halvorsen says.

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Simple advice for tackling the complexities of cloud

Experts from agencies and the private sector talk customers, capabilities and the unexpected crosscurrents of cloud technology.

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Obama: No perks but thanks and new initiatives for SES

"Too often we get stovepiped at a time when we need...to be working together," the president told senior feds.

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Challenges and prizes: Procurement vehicle of the future?

How NASA and other agencies are using contests to bring better ideas into acquisition.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!