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Google joins PwC's Vista-based bid for military health records

Google's addition doesn't alter PwC's offering, but its web-based private cloud and collaboration tools could improve security and speed and lower costs, the company says.

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Clearing the health-records hurdle

Big changes are needed before electronic health records play a major part in stopping epidemics, experts say.

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Finding the federal angle at CES

Adapting consumer-oriented tech could lead to faster, more effective tools for the federal government, says CBP CTO Wolf Tombe.

No easy answers on managing mobile security

At the Jan. 13 AFCEA Bethesda breakfast, a trio of agency IT execs offered advice on weigh the risks of aggressive mobile deployments.

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White House lays out ideas for information sharing

The Obama administration is hoping enhanced privacy provisions can make a long-stalled proposal more palatable to the Senate.

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Using big data to benefit veterans

A VistA expert offers three keys for turning health data into improved care and lower costs.

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DISA's new unit aims to take pressure off Cyber Command

A new joint force cyber unit will relieve Cyber Command of some of its organizational duties and help identify vulnerabilities on military networks.

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CentCom hacked, GSA dinged and big data's cyber power

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Largest digital camera ever will be pointed at the sky

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope 'will help researchers study the formation of galaxies, track potentially hazardous asteroids, observe exploding stars and better understand dark matter and dark energy.'

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President pivots to cyberspace

The White House has begun rolling out a series of cyber-related legislative proposals targeting both consumer and national security issues.

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U.S. officials: Sony investigation was thorough

Obama administration officials have vigorously defended what they say was a thorough and careful investigation into the Sony hack that laid the blame on North Korea.

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Tech for 2020 Census comes into focus

Officials estimate that improved self-reporting could save $548 million, and that technology to improve the management and productivity of field workers could result in $2.3 billion in savings.

The 2015 Federal 100

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