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Outside techies clean up at Hackathon

Before teams from academia and the private sector could build apps and searchable databases at GSA's Hackathon, they had to do some housecleaning.

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HealthCare.gov flaws, DARPA drones, OSTP prizes and the Datanauts' debut

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Why insider threats keep succeeding

Outdated security models rarely address insider threats, argues John Sellers, and perimeter defense and background checks are not going to keep attackers out.

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NSA surveillance and an HHS nomination

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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5 ways to turn big data into better government

USDS's Mina Hsiang says big data offers simple solutions to the vast majority of customer complaints.

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FAA partners with 3 companies to test real-world UAS uses

Agency also unveils the B4UFLY app, which is designed to help novice users fly their drones safely and legally.

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Guard, Reserve are X factors in cyber plans

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter wants the National Guard and Reserve to play a crucial role in building out the Pentagon's cyber force.

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6 questions to ask before any big data migration

Resist the pressure to jump right in, and make sure there is clarity on these fundamental goals and scope.

DHS/NASA device helps rescue four in Nepal

The life-saving tech will be on display at a May 7 event at the Virginia Task Force One Training Facility in Lorton, Va.

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Navy's new cyber strategy prioritizes threats

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command's five-year plan aims to avoid a repeat of the 2013 Iranian hack of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

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Senators look for answers on FOIA reform, Clinton emails

Legislation can accomplish only so much when up against "an instinct of secrecy," says Sen. Chuck Grassley.

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NIST director, Army training and connecting the grid

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.