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FOIA tech, OPM scam and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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e-QIP returns, appropriators back credit protection, senators prod SEC on open data

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Building an open environment for innovation

Federal IT leaders can more effectively promote innovation at their agencies by promoting an organizational climate that is open to risk and change.

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Talk more cloud

'Cloud' might be a tired buzzword, but in the federal technology space, the specifics of how cloud actually gets done aren't talked up enough, government cloud gurus say.

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Pictures from the stars, powered by cloud

NASA's Pluto flyby beamed never-before-seen images to audiences new and old. Cloud services helped make the event go smoothly.

Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wisonsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware).

Johnson, Carper move to authorize DHS Einstein program

The measure will be considered next week by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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Senator fights electrical apocalypse

Sen. Ron Johnson plans to funnel $100 million toward quick hardening of the U.S. power grid. But with so much at stake, he contends, much more should be done.

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Cybercrime survey points to heightened concerns

The study found an "underwhelming level of participation" in federally inspired information sharing efforts.

Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia).

Collins, Warner look to give DHS more power to police federal networks

In the wake of the OPM hack, a bipartisan group of senators wants Homeland Security to take the lead on protecting the dot-gov domain.

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Where's the new cyber strategy?

A week after the end of the federal "sprint," OMB is working past its own deadline on the Federal Civilian Cybersecurity Strategy.

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3PAO revisions and fragmented satellites

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

ICE unveils expanded cyber forensics lab

The 5,000-square-foot forensic laboratory in Fairfax, Va., rivals anything seen on CSI.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.