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CMS extends Terremark's cloud hosting duties on HealthCare.gov

The extension is needed because the replication of Terremark data didn't begin until the end of December, making it impossible to make a scheduled March 31 move to Hewlett-Packard.

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Microsoft seeks agency try-outs for government cloud platform

Azure for Government is aimed at civilian and defense agencies looking to boost efficiency by reducing the number of data centers and shortening patch intervals.

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NIST releases new guidelines for deploying PIV credentials to mobile devices

The draft special publication is the government’s response to the challenges encountered in authenticating smartphones, tablets and iPads.

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GSA signs up continuous monitoring vendor

The agency issued a task order to Metrica Team Venture for agency- and federal-level CDM dashboards.

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House passes federal data center efficiency bill

The legislation would require OMB, EPA and the Department of Energy to lead the development of standards for measuring data center performance.

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Exploiting the data revolution

Harnessing the era of big data means “overcoming the limitations of our minds,” which will lead to a transformed economy, says author and MIT scientist Andrew McAfee.

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Neustar keeps .us domain deal

The contract extension comes as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers fosters a dramatic expansion of the domain naming pool.


Feds seek info-sharing standards for private-sector data breaches

Federal law enforcement officials say national reporting standards could help investigators uncover culprits.

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FAA’s NextGen system off course, says IG

A report from the DOT inspector general found longstanding problems with cost increases, schedule slips and performance shortfalls.


Budget requests for science, research mostly flat

One big winner is likely to be NOAA, which is gearing up to launch new weather satellites in 2016-17.