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Dump-DUNS caucus weighs in on the Data Act

The federal government uses the proprietary DUNS identifier to code financial transactions, but with Data Act implementation in full swing, open-data advocates are pushing to go open source.

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Air Force makes more NETCENTS-2 awards

Twenty firms named to $7.9 billion network operations and infrastructure solutions contract.

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Navy cloud and Air Force space launch

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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When search knows what you need

In his new book, Microsoft’s Stefan Weitz previews what predictive analytics could mean in practice.

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When shared services go bad

The rise of criminal shared services has been startling, says the FBI’s John Riggi. "The bad guys have figured out that cooperation works."

Wikimedia image: U.S. Customs and Border Protection UAV (model: MQ9 Reaper).

Drone pilot training, DISA's big cyber contract, fed feedback, USASpending.gov and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Lawmakers, experts wrestle with data protection bill

Hackers will hack. Can Congress help protect Americans' personal information? And should states be pushed aside in the interest of uniformity?

Deputy Secretary Robert Work (left) and Frank Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics (right), brief reporters at the Defense Department Lab Day on May 14 at the Pentagon.

DOD Lab Day has a cyber undercurrent

At the Pentagon's first-ever Laboratory Day, researchers from Air Force, Army and Navy labs won $45 million to develop quantum computing.

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Wanted: concrete steps toward culture change. Can MOC deliver?

ACT-IAC's "Management of Change" conference will try to pin down the un-pinnable: a culture of innovation.

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CBP needs better data picture from border tech

"You can't manage what you can't measure," was the message delivered by Sen. Tom Carper.

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ITIF: Congress needs to support federal data policy

The authors of a new report have a slate of 11 recommendations for Congress to modernize its data posture.

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Bureaucratic wall stands between DOD and Silicon Valley

Analysts say Defense Secretary Ashton Carter needs to seize the reins of the bureaucracy to push innovation.

The 2015 Federal 100

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