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3D Christmas challenge, a GSA cloud deal and 'improper gratuities'

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Alison Hickey.

VA's digital benefits system closes in on 1M claims

Department credits a fully deployed computer system with helping make a sizable dent in the department’s disability claims backlog.

Daniel Wilkens.

What feds can learn from political campaigns

Elections are increasingly driven by systems that combine the power of social media and big data to connect with citizens. Those same principles can help agency IT as well.

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NIST spells out information-sharing best practices

A draft document from the National Institute of Standards and Technology aims to improve agencies’ sharing of cyber threat information.


IARPA unveils work on predictive intelligence

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity held its first industry day Oct. 30, and in doing so underlined predictive intelligence as a priority.

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CBP stops background checks to wait for PII upgrades

The DHS agency filed justifications for changes to blanket purchase agreements with a handful of IT systems providers.

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Malware warning, Microsoft security and the Army's G-6 handoff

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Senators Saxby Chambliss (GA) and Dianne Feinstein (CA).

Feinstein, Chambliss: We can pass a cyber bill during lame duck

The chair and ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee say they've addressed privacy and liability concerns, and predict both chambers can move cyber legislation after the election.

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PwC pitches open-source electronic health records

Firm touts cost and flexibility in its VistA-based bid for an $11 billion defense health record contract.

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Assessing the White House breach

The breach apparently affected only unclassified networks, but the White House is revealing few details.


Cyberattacks, DeSalvo staying, elegant ID and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Dan Tangherlini

Tangherlini: 'Rome wasn't burnt in a day'

GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini remains effusive about the problem-solving potential of government.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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