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Sole-source woes, Silk Road security flaws and more nominations

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Taking more risks for better tech

Four months after being sworn in as undersecretary in charge of DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate, Reginald Brothers told lawmakers his team is getting better at coordinating R&D.

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Desperately seeking better citizen service

A new study from the Partnership for Public Service urges government to engage with tech giants and revisit old laws in an effort to improve customer service.

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Continuous monitoring dashboard contract not a done deal

RSA is one of the finalists for DHS' continuous diagnostics and mitigation dashboard, but sources say the selection process is still underway.

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The critical role CIOs play in e-discovery

CIOs might initially feel out of place in the world of e-discovery, but their information expertise is essential to the process, writes Recommind's Phil Favro.

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Security clearances, contractor oversight, NATO cyber and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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FOIA portal, VistA bid, Army cyber and SANS templates

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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KBase harnesses gene data for researchers

The new open software and data platform developed by scientists at DOE labs relieves research biologists from acting as programmers.

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DOD health record procurement to 'lead the way' on interoperability

The new system is intended to cover roughly 9.6 million people and will have a major impact on the market for interoperable electronic health records systems.

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GSA rolls out IT systems for acquisition

A pair of new systems aim to help federal agency customers better navigate complex procurement processes.

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What happened with the HealthCare.gov security breach

A July intrusion place malicious code on a poorly protected test server, but HHS officials say no data was compromised.

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Smith named CTO, Holder and Clapper back reforms, and McAfee hails Heartbleed

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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