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Gunnar Hellekson

5 agency IT predictions for 2015

Red Hat's Gunnar Hellekson shares his forecast for the coming year.

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DHS network scanning authority, federal lab feedback and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

ODNI crowdsources speech-recognition software

Automatic speech-recognition software that works in challenging acoustic environments is the "holy grail of the speech research community."

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Risky business

SBA's innovation office invests in solutions to problems that don't yet exist – like the 2007 seed funding for research into an effective Ebola treatment.

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FEMA logistics management system falls short

An IG report says the system does not communicate well with those of FEMA partners, making it difficult to track supplies for disaster relief.

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More SEWP V vendors, DOD cloud pilots, NSF data projects and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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CMS releases trove of data on payments to doctors and hospitals

The first batch of data covers $3.5 billion in payments from firms to health professionals between Aug. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013, but CMS and the AMA warned about drawing any definitive conclusions from it.

Mike Rogers (R-Mich.)

Intel chairman: We need more cyber offense

House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers picks up the trail of an ongoing dialogue between Congress and Cyber Command on the role of offense in U.S. cyber policy.

Richard Stiennon

4 cybersecurity gurus to follow on Twitter

Here are four particularly insightful cybersecurity experts worth following on Twitter.

Social Security data, smartphone encryption and DHS HQ

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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33 firms hired to work on HealthCare.gov

CGI Federal got most of the bad press, but there were a lot of chefs stirring the HealthCare.gov pot.

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TechAmerica questions GSA telecom effort

The tech industry group said GSA's announced plans for NS2020 are "out of synch" with its stated intention of overhauling telecom contracting.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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