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HHS mirrors Google, bank regulators' IT shortcomings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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For NOAA, flexible cloud enables mammoth computing

NOAA is harnessing the potential of the cloud – and the innovation of the private sector – to deliver its enormous troves of data to the public.

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New study could help bio-threat response

The goal is to be able to predict outcomes from terrorist incidents involving anthrax.

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As secretary, Clinton turned to top aides for tech support

Rather than seeking assistance from the State Department help desk, she emailed senior aides for assistance.

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e-QIP fallout and more phishing schemes

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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VA mobile apps link into the Vista health record

The VA is moving forward with a suite of apps for patients and providers that feature live connections into VA health records.

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Halvorsen's Silicon Valley trip shakes up JRSS

An RFP for Joint Regional Security Stacks software will ask vendors to incorporate big-data analytics capabilities that DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen observed firsthand in Silicon Valley.

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GSA ponders partnership with DISA on telecom

GSA is including a clause in the EIS contract to bring it in line with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation System.

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Warren: Cyber won't suffer in VA budget crunch

Acting VA tech head Steph Warren says malware attempts are trending down from a peak in March, a result of the wider use of Einstein 3.

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Not enough hype for the IoT?

A new report says the seemingly over-hyped Internet of Things might actually be under-hyped.

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First, admit you have a problem

Greg Godbout's advice to agencies confronted with data-based evidence of a project's failure? Admit you messed up and quickly change direction.

18F delays RFQ again, DOD wants cloud, White House FISMA compliance and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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