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Internet of Things on docket for new Congress

The incoming GOP Senate majority is likely to focus on how the government regulates the growing universe of networks and connected devices.

Cyber justice, (ISC)2 shuffle and Nuix deal

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OFPP pushes data-driven procurement

A memo from Administrator Anne Rung outlines a plan to spread the gospel of strategic sourcing and category management governmentwide.

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Taking ownership of the Data Act

GAO and Treasury representatives told lawmakers that implementation of the Data Act is about to enter a crucial phase.

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Air Force CIO plots comprehensive cyber strategy

USAF Lt. Gen. William Bender is planning a broad review of the service’s cyber vulnerabilities.

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel, shown here at a 2012 NIST event

VanRoekel: Tech investments in Ebola fight could pay long-term dividends

USAID’s chief innovation officer says IT "plays a foundational and fundamental role" in U.S. assistance in West Africa -- and can help prepare for the next catastrophic epidemic as well.

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Make open data actually work

The public's demand for transparency means agencies must share data in ways that the average person can understand. Here's how.

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Iran hacking, IPv6 and North Korea v. Sony

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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'Big data itself is not a strategy'

From the Army to the FCC, agencies are learning how to use analytics as a means to measurable ends.

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Cloudy with a chance of murky

Federal cloud managers say agencies must think in broad strokes without losing sight of the details and must relinquish tasks but not control.

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HealthCare.gov gets a last-minute cloud storage boost

An expected spike in demand during open enrollment could have overwhelmed existing capacity of the health insurance-purchasing website, threatening a replay of its botched 2013 launch.

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What the USDS team is up to

As the U.S. Digital Service gets going, it is focused on HealthCare.gov, VA technology and hiring.

Operation Jump Start

FCW is proud to support this Feb. 9 event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers.