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Acquisition environment 'is receptive to new ideas'

Feds hope to make a virtue of necessity by overhauling the acquisition landscape in response to stagnant IT budgets.

Video: Are you smarter than a dinosaur?

NASA's newest crowdsourcing initiative seeks better algorithms for identifying humanity-threatening asteroids.

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Deadline looms for $6 billion military intelligence IT contract

Vendors interested in the $6 billion Enhanced Solutions for Technology Enterprise need to submit their proposals by mid-May.

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GSA launches 'digital incubator'

The agency's new 18F program is intended to work like a tech startup aimed at helping build federal Web services.

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USGS unveils new Web presence, seeks feedback

The new site is part of a two-year effort to make the U.S. Geological Survey's online resources more accessible and user-friendly.

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White House launches climate data website

The aggregation of climate info and tools is designed to help foster application development and entrepreneurial opportunities.

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In search of buy-in for continuous monitoring

CDM is designed to provide a steady flow of security data that enables agencies to identify and mitigate cyber threats quickly and efficiently, but in some ways the technology is still in its infancy.

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Is data center consolidation losing steam?

The federal government is lagging behind similar efforts in the private sector aimed at boosting security and saving money, says Brocade executive Anthony Robbins.

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Mail carriers get new mobile device

The Honeywell device is the leading edge of a larger plan to support the kind of multiple-event end-to-end tracking used by commercial shippers.

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White House urges changes to clearance rules

The government plans to move to a continuous evaluation method for security clearances, which will require new IT systems to store and search through data.

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GSA looks at lessons learned from Networx contract

The agency has made public a pair of documents detailing takeaways from the longer-than-expected transition.

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Why maps matter

With new technologies and an explosion of geodata, more and more agencies are mapping to make sense of their missions.