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DOD tries to allay industry fears on intellectual property

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Katrina McFarland says the Pentagon wants to own the interoperable parts of a system, not a firm’s commercial secrets.

Subra Kumaraswamy

How to launch a successful API initiative

IT professionals can create security and access models that transform APIs from unwieldy legacy apps to self-defending services.

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Accenture 'confident' about open enrollment

The firm does not expect a repeat of the problems that plagued the HealthCare.gov website a year ago but acknowledges that challenges lie ahead.

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GSA IT gets privacy impact assessment policy

IT program managers and system owners will be responsible for ensuring that the systems under their jurisdiction undergo a privacy impact assessment.

Surface Pro is OK, program inventories are not, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Sandia National Laboratory: mobile imaging technology.

Finding nukes faster

Sandia has tested a new lightweight, portable technology that can image an entire building at a glance.

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The Navy's cyber awakening

A departmentwide task force makes cyberspace a warfighting issue and attempts to synchronize disparate internal approaches to the challenge.

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Can DHS get it together?

Slowly but surely, the agency's ability to handle cybersecurity has evolved -- but experts say key hurdles remain.

Brian Gagnon and Audrey Mickahail_CEB

Building top-notch information security teams

High-performing security teams look very different today than they did a decade ago, but too many agencies have paid insufficient attention to attracting and developing the right talent.

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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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