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New weapons in the fight against emerging biothreats

In the midst of the Ebola outbreak, progress is being made on other fronts against bacterial threats such as anthrax and MRSA.

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Information sharing: Are we safer?

A decade after the 9/11 Commission identified agencies' reluctance to share information as a dangerous shortcoming, the government is moving in the right direction.

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GAO to CBP: Put testing data to better use for border security

GAO says Customs and Border Protection could do a better job analyzing information gathered on security tests at ports of entry.

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FBI director warns data encryption will take U.S. to 'very dark place'

FBI Director James Comey wants legislative changes and industry support to get access to encrypted devices and data.

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A to-do list for the 'data agency'

A report assessing the Commerce Department's open data initiatives puts particular emphasis on the Patent and Trademark Office's use and management of its data.

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Hacking NATO, signing up CGI and PTO shopping

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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CFOs still have concerns about move to shared services

CFOs are increasingly convinced of the business case that shared services will increase efficiency, but questions remain about quality and control.

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'A changing view of privacy'

Reviewing social media posts as part of background checks is becoming more widespread, and even job candidates are beginning to support the practice.

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Watching ICANN, denying hackers and controlling UAVs

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NASA names more SEWP V winners

Forty-one contracts were awarded in the Server Support Devices/Multi-functional Devices Group.

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Why nobody knows how much data center consolidation is saving

Agencies use different ways to count savings, making estimates difficult to pin down.

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Navy takes another step in developing drone boats

The Office of Naval Research says a technological breakthrough will pave the way for the use of unmanned boats to detect threats and launch attacks.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!