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House passes three cyber bills

The measures, all passed easily, deal with information sharing, technology procurement and the DHS workforce.

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Debating the cyber threat

Current and former officials exchanged views on the U.S. strategic approach to cybersecurity at the Aspen Security Forum, but reached little consensus.

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Going big on going small

Congress mulls how to reassert federal support for nanotechnology as experts suggest researchers are less likely to ply their trade here if funding continues to wane.

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Appropriators consolidate cyber spending, IG dings HHS and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What feds can learn from the global open data effort

Many countries have been using XBRL format for government data as a national standard for years.

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How IT reform could still pass Congress this year

Precious little time is left for legislative action, but Alan Balutis explains why FITARA and other reform efforts still have a chance.

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NASA seeks input on data center consolidation strategies

The agency wants proposals for short-term and long-term fixes.

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'We've got to stop throwing Hail Marys'

In the evolving world of federal IT, revolutionary tech can help aid acquisition, but incremental change is often easier to implement.

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DOD tax problems, Microsoft training and Amazon’s cloudy cloud

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A new player in federal IT?

Capgemini Government Solutions has been around for some time, but a new CEO sees market openings.

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Labor's modernization effort hinges on Congress

Funding for the Digital Government Integrated Platform is uncertain until appropriators move a Labor Department spending bill.

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USGS shakes up earthquake maps

An updated National Seismic Hazard Map reminds that the risks extend far beyond California.