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USAF cloud pilot, FSSI protests, highway hackers, a new day for drones and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Amazon takes up HealthCare.gov role

Adding AWS as a subcontractor is one piece of the plan to overhaul HealthCare.gov before the next open enrollment period.

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TSA says incoming PreCheck data might contain errors

Booking agents and airline data systems can sometimes inadvertently short-circuit the transfer of personal data used to link participants to their Known Traveler Numbers.

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Senior White House official talks cyber goals, legislative outlook

In a Q&A with FCW , Ari Schwartz, senior director for cybersecurity at the White House, talks about whether legislation can reinforce and complement White House cyber-policy goals.

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Cybersecurity a top priority in Senate appropriations bill

While DHS takes the lead on civilian-side cybersecurity, Senate appropriators are backing a menu of related initiatives at Commerce and Justice.

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NTIA spectrum update, VA's wait-time audit, CAMEO task orders and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

A brief history of open data

From eight simple principles to today's vast ecosystem, here's what's happening -- and how to take full advantage.

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NIST updates monitoring authorization process

The latest guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology follows on a November 2013 risk-management framework from OMB.

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CIS girds for first wave of deferred deportation renewals

The first deadline for renewing applications in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is September, and agency officials are confident CIS's IT infrastructure can handle the rush.

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China making steady gains in cyber, military IT

Report to Congress warns that stolen U.S. intellectual property is bolstering Chinese capacity for "network-centric warfare."

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Fixing VA tech, touting tourism data and upgrading from GPS

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Don't throw me into the savings tar pit

Alan Balutis warns that IT cost savings rarely work out as planned.