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Ash Carter on Facebook, supercomputing at LLNL and GPS alternatives

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A more efficient path to online accessibility

Karen Evans explains why a global accessibility standard is in everyone's interest -- and why agency CIOs should help push for it.

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Are agencies really ready for the Internet of Things?

From storage to security, the risks are significant — but ignoring the IoT is not an option.

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How government data is changing the way we understand health care

Physician utilization data from CMS gives developers the raw material to build tools that allow for the comparison of doctors on a number of criteria.

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Rethinking acquisition: Addressing the tectonic shift in telecom services

The General Services Administration is working hard to adapt to changing communications needs. Just don't call it a contract.

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Marines hope IT can keep pace with personnel

The Corps has recently deployed personnel to crises springing up around the world, but is still working on how best to equip those officers with the information they own at garrison.

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How open data can improve agriculture

By boosting collaborative research and eliminating duplication, open data can lend a hand to the cause of better nutrition and more efficient farming, says a new study.

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DOD releases updated IT management guidance

The second edition of the DOD Enterprise Service Management Framework sets requirements for IT services contracting based on industry best practices.

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EDDIE, ICE and apps

A mobile biometrics app used by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement took home the top prize at the ACT-IAC Mobile Application Fair.


Everybody talks about the weather …

The National Weather Service wants to do something about it, and has enlisted social scientists and data experts to devise social media and visualization strategies.

USMC Col. Gregory Breazile addressing the audience of the Digital Government Institute

USMC colonel calls for shakeup of cyber structure

Marine Col. Gregory Breazile, director of the Corps' C2/Cyber and Electronic Warfare Integration Division, says HQ "is not functionally aligned to support cyberspace operations."

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We're paying contractors how much?

GSA's 18F has a new tool aimed at saving money on a huge part of any contract's expense: people.

The 2015 Federal 100

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