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Former Navy secretary calls for minimalist approach to IT security

Richard Danzig argues that the U.S. government should "forsake some efficiencies" in the pursuit of security.

Members of the NAS team and National Academies representatives with the NIST scanner. From left to right: Leslie Braby, Erik Svedberg, Sandra Hyland, David Hintenlang, and Sadije Redzovic.

NIST, NAS still assessing controversial airport scanners

Privacy concerns forced TSA to scrap its backscatter machines, but radiation levels -- and possible future uses -- are still being studied.

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USGS draws FEMA a 3-D map

A U.S. Geological Survey mapping program will bring data and related mapping tools to bear on flood risk management and other hazards.

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Turning big data into better health outcomes

Federal entities are playing a number of roles in population health management as the practice continues to unfold.

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Airport security, health IT, cyber-collaboration and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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SEC plans a makeover for EDGAR

The Securities and Exchange Commission intends to award a contract to overhaul its online public company filing system by the end of September.

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Northern Command nominee: U.S. behind in cyber defense

Adm. William Gortney says he would explore better coordination with DHS.

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Security checks, Moore's law, spectrum sharing and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The dirty truth about missing emails

While many agencies have been developing and adopting strategies to manage their records electronically, the IRS scandal has revealed a gaping chasm between policy and implementation.

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Teaming up to train, recruit cyber specialists

Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos will work with Bechtel to provide hands-on experience in both national security and industry environments.

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Interior gets green light for Drupal consolidation initiative

The Interior Department is consolidating nine content management platforms into one, built with open source software.

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DeSalvo: Time for the heavy lifting on health record interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is pushing for a road map "specific enough that people will know what they're supposed to do when."