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Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (Photo: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Jamie Hartman)

GovTV: The Navy's new robot firefighter

A prototype of the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot debuted this week.

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A CIO aims for extreme outsourcing

Joe Paiva says he wants his Commerce Department agency "to be out of the IT business by July."

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A FedRAMP ATO, defining info sharing and GIGO lives

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Anthem cyberattack renews calls for info sharing

House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul said Congress needs "to take aggressive action."

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More data, more promise, more questions

The White House’s big data and privacy working group cites progress, but acknowledges that big challenges lie ahead.

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CTO to agencies: Be a good customer

One way of being a better customer, says federal CTO Megan Smith, is to develop a contracting process more in touch with vendors.

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NTSB recommends new data recovery tech to FAA

Recent air disasters present stark evidence that the government needs new aircraft location and in-flight data transmission technologies.

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Report: Poor asset management leads to IT insecurity

The International Association of IT Asset Managers says feds need better control of inventory, software licensing and upgrades.

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Army CIO unveils new IT strategy

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell said the Army’s IT strategy for the short and medium terms includes a focus on cybersecurity and cloud computing.

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Data analytics and engineering: How to optimize your federal building

Intelligent building management systems monitor operational performance and energy use to identify root causes and correct deficiencies.

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Faster data, better law enforcement

DOJ’s R&D arm is funding software development that makes it easier to store and transfer data for criminal investigations.

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FOIA redux, population data and encryption middle ground

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The 2015 Federal 100

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