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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.


DHS approps, CISPA returns, Senate Web and more

New and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The FBI, North Korea and the future of cyber investigations

Experts questioning the FBI's presentation of evidence against North Korea argue that making an arguably ambiguous case is counter-productive to U.S. efforts to build norms in cyberspace.

Updating acquisition guidance, awaiting a patent and hacking damage

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Better computers, better weather forecasts

Upgrades to NOAA’s two supercomputers should mean more accurate day-to-day and long-term forecasting.

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How to catch the attacker with valid user credentials

Behavioral analysis could make continuous diagnostics and mitigation more effective than ever.

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IBM, Epic already prepping for military EHR work

Though DOD is months away from making an award in its $11 billion electronic health record contract, IBM and health record partner Epic are readying plans to transform the way the military provides health care to service members and families.

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Super categories, supercomputers, analytics acquisitions and Microsoft clouds

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IG says Border Patrol drones not effective

CBP leadership contends that the inspector general’s criticism is too simplistic a way to look at the efficacy of border technology.

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Cyber campus, St. E's funded in 2015

The omnibus spending bill includes $144 million for the new DHS site and $35 million for GSA’s civilian cyber campus.

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Border Patrol finding new uses for data

Border security now means not only the basic metrics of apprehensions, but using that data to gauge and interdict looming threats.

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FCC complaint portal, KeyPoint inquiry and a child-porn sentencing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The 2015 Federal 100

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