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Administration renews call for cyber legislation

Officials at DHS, the prime civilian agency in charge of cybersecurity, are reminding lawmakers that the clock is ticking on the 113th Congress.

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'You need to talk in terms of operational impact'

Tales from the trenches about why it's so hard to get buy-in for cyber and other IT initiatives.

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Performance tracking, big data feedback and a nuclear landmark

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Navy, HP tout NGEN as a model for IT services

The Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network is slated for full operation throughout the service on Oct. 1.

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Much to learn they still have

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi’s "Jedi Council" is assisting the development of new technology at the agency, then explaining how to use it.

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DOD Deputy CIO: 'Cybersecurity should vary by mission'

Richard Hale says everyone playing by one set of rules inhibits innovation, including migration to a cloud and development of a mobile environment.

IRS, CMS on track to meet health law deadlines, officials say

With open enrollment and tax season approaching, senior officials say IT systems will be ready to support insurance shoppers and tax filers.

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A framework for knotty global Internet problems

A think tank wants to separate technical architecture from issues of high policy to smooth cross-border Internet conflicts.

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FindTheBest launches federal-agency spending tool

The new site is aimed at the general public rather than contractors or others in industry.

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Sole-source woes, Silk Road security flaws and more nominations

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Taking more risks for better tech

Four months after being sworn in as undersecretary in charge of DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate, Reginald Brothers told lawmakers his team is getting better at coordinating R&D.

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Desperately seeking better citizen service

A new study from the Partnership for Public Service urges government to engage with tech giants and revisit old laws in an effort to improve customer service.