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DOD health agency embraces data standardization

The Pentagon's health record procurement is part of a push to standardize processes across the military.

Terry Halvorsen

DISA to cede procurement authority for commercial cloud to military services

The acting DOD CIO wants the department to move the commercial cloud faster. To do that, he plans to give military services more authority over the process.

CJCS Martin Dempsey visits Tish Long (September 3, 2014).

NGA's Long on transparency, the workforce and the power of GEOINT

The first woman to head a major U.S. intelligence agency goes on the record about the highs and lows of the job.

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Turn your smart phone into a microscope

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is pushing out its mobile phone microscope tech to the public.

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What does it take to get agencies to give up spectrum?

Legislative proposals suggest giving agencies control of receipts of spectrum auction, but perhaps not enough to spur action.

HealthCare.gov Screenshot, September 2014

HealthCare.gov changes and GCN honorees

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Surplus TSA airport scanner missed initial data scrubbing

One of 165 decommissioned scanners escaped with its data intact, but its hard drive was soon removed, according to an IG report.

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St. Elizabeth's campus again at issue on Capitol Hill

Members of the House and Senate disagree over whether the DHS consolidation is serving the best interests of taxpayers or the department.

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Bill targets visa waiver loophole

Bipartisan legislation would give DHS the authority to suspend participation in the Visa Waiver program for any country that fails to provide information related to terror threats.

Cybersecurity research

DHS departures, a potential conflict of interest and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IC falling behind on plans for continuous evaluation of cleared personnel

The exact size of the security clearance re-check backlog is closely held by the government, but it could affect more than 1.1 million individuals.

Collaboration tools: Making location moot

As agencies deal with travel restrictions and increasingly complex work teams, the technology options for bringing employees together are keeping pace.