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5 key strategies for re-architecting agency IT systems

Deciding when to rebuild is a complex process, but it boils down to a key question: Does the service in question enable or hinder the agency's mission?

Ranking the states on open data

States with robust open data policies include Texas, Maryland, Utah, Hawaii and New York.

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NHTSA takes next step on national crash-avoidance system

In addition to radio interference, skeptics also voice concerns about the cybersecurity of increasingly networked vehicles.

IPv6: An answer to network vulnerabilities?

Never mind the deadline. Agencies have compelling security reasons to switch to IPv6, writes NCP Engineering's Julian Weinberger.

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Learning from larceny, SXSW crowdsourcing and tracking business incentives

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Finding savings in FOIA

An analysis of state-level freedom-of-information requests shows how cost-effective smart open-data efforts can be.

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Fed IT workers vote no confidence on data center uptime

Forty-two percent of federal IT workers surveyed by MeriTalk said downtime left them unable to do their jobs.

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Washington Technology announces 2014 Fast 50

For some firms, at least, the federal market is booming.

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DARPA seeks model to forecast fast-moving virus

DARPA issued a $150,000 challenge to build a model that accurately charts the path of the chikungunya virus through the Americas.

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TSA moves toward e-check of IDs

Electronic checks of drivers' licenses and other documents now checked visually by TSA agents against passengers' boarding passes is intended to speed up security lines.

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GCN Award winners, online privacy, Syrian malware and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community

Smithsonian transcription project moves out of beta

After a year of testing, an effort to use volunteers to transcribe historical documents and data for online use is opening wide.