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Former Commerce Department CIO Simon Szykman

Szykman's new job, plus facial recognition and Air Force satellites plans

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

NGA ebola mapping tool.

NGA releases unclassified mapping tool for Ebola relief

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to support Ebola relief with a customizable mapping tool.

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A mountain of net neutrality comments, a privacy paradox, ransomware warnings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Karen DeSalvo

DeSalvo shifts focus from health IT to Ebola crisis

HHS's national coordinator for health information technology has been named acting assistant secretary for health, effective immediately.

James Tunnessen

At CIS, they DID(IT)

James Tunnessen has instilled a sense of urgency in the IT team as head of digital innovation and development at Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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It takes DISA 3.5 hours to activate a single classified mobile phone -- here's why

Over-the-air provisioning remains a challenge for classified mobile devices.

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Proposed rule change could hit small IT businesses

An SBA plan would reclassify IT firms with annual sales of more than $27.5 million, making them ineligible for small business preferences.

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Cloud standards, SEWP protests and NGA gamification

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NSA CTO's moonlighting gig ends

Former NSA Director Keith Alexander drops collaboration with CTO Patrick Dowd after conflict-of-interest questions arise.

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FTC's newest techie, a NOAA staffer indictment and more bad news for USIS

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Workforce, infrastructure and avoiding future crashes: Q&A with Greg Ambrose

FCW sat down recently for an exclusive interview with Greg Ambrose, the State Department's director of consular systems and technology, who talked about how his office is trying to prevent a repeat of the malfunction its visa and passport database experienced July 20.

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POODLE's bark may be worse than its bite

DHS considers the Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption a middling threat to users.

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