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CFTC mulls retooling market surveillance for high-frequency trading

An alphabet soup of regulators collect data on financial transactions, but a universal eye into markets is still on the drawing board.

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Health IT hub, open gov at OSTP, a regulatory dashboard and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NSA director: Detection trumps prevention

Because keeping cyber intruders out is increasingly difficult, the focus should be on finding them quickly and assessing the threat, says Adm. Michael Rogers.

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What to do about data breaches

A recent GAO report shows data breaches are on the rise -- and decidedly uneven responses from one agency to the next.

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FDA launches data platform

The FDA is releasing an API to collect far-flung data on adverse drug reactions for use by developers as part of an open-data strategy.

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Federal inmates to get more advanced electronic health records

The Bureau of Prisons is seeking an advanced IT solution for managing health care behind bars.

How to get the most out of mobility

Microsoft's Marco Manuello says being overly cautious on mobile is a good way to waste money.

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Snowden boasts of prominent role in intel IT

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden details his role in helping intelligence agency CIOs solve pressing technical problems.

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DARPA's micro-tech office returns to its roots

With bio-engineering projects now handled by a dedicated office, MTO is looking at spectrum use and extending Moore's Law.

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Smoothing the path to the cloud

TechAmerica releases a guide for agencies looking to move infrastructure and data to the cloud.

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Iranian hackers likely targeted U.S. officials

The hacking project used Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to target high-ranking members of the defense and diplomatic establishment.

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Send in the drones

Unmanned aerial systems are steadily spreading from military and intelligence missions to civilian agencies, but it can be a bumpy ride.