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OMB agrees to release government-wide data inventories

The "largest index of government data in the world" will soon be made public.

Strategy reflects heightened cyberthreat

A new White House document identifies cybersecurity as a pressing national security concern.

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ESRI, DISA, acquisitions and the cloud

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Navy intelligence challenged by big data

Rear Adm. Elizabeth Train says a common networking architecture is a pressing need.

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GovTV: The Navy's new robot firefighter

A prototype of the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot debuted this week.

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A CIO aims for extreme outsourcing

Joe Paiva says he wants his Commerce Department agency "to be out of the IT business by July."

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A FedRAMP ATO, defining info sharing and GIGO lives

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Anthem cyberattack renews calls for info sharing

House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul said Congress needs "to take aggressive action."

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More data, more promise, more questions

The White House’s big data and privacy working group cites progress, but acknowledges that big challenges lie ahead.

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CTO to agencies: Be a good customer

One way of being a better customer, says federal CTO Megan Smith, is to develop a contracting process more in touch with vendors.

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NTSB recommends new data recovery tech to FAA

Recent air disasters present stark evidence that the government needs new aircraft location and in-flight data transmission technologies.

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Report: Poor asset management leads to IT insecurity

The International Association of IT Asset Managers says feds need better control of inventory, software licensing and upgrades.

The 2015 Federal 100

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