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Pointing to data-driven successes

The White House Energy Datapalooza highlighted what the Obama administration says are money-saving -- and planet-saving -- uses of big data.

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Heartbleed tested agency readiness

A Democratic senator says "clear legal authority and processes to facilitate a seamless response" are still needed to effectively combat cyber threats, and the White House acknowledges "we still have more work to do."

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Army cyber chief wants more failure

The Army's top cyber soldier makes a plea for leaner, faster development and more flexible budgets.

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GSA toots Data.gov’s horn

With 105,000 data sets provided by 227 federal entities, Data.gov has grown to include 4.5 million unique visitors.

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SEWP explores strategic sourcing for PCs

OMB directed a new Workstations Commodity Team to develop a way to quickly compare contracting vehicles that offer similar devices and services.

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HP launches private cloud with high-security federal users in mind

Hewlett-Packard wants to get in on the burgeoning market for military and intel IT with a new cloud offering.

Software-defined storage aims for ease of management

The successor to storage virtualization remains largely untested by agencies, but industry experts say the benefits will change that soon enough.

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Tapping the potential of predictive analytics

The Internet of Things really could change everything -- and agencies need to start preparing now.

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DOJ recording policy raises tech questions

Recording suspect interviews presents the department with the challenge of how it will create and store the information.

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Vendors getting mixed messages on cybersecurity

The sometimes-confusing guidance on acquisition and supply line protection rules is leaving some potential industry partners flummoxed.

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China indictments spotlight military's vulnerability

China's targeting of U.S. military know-how is a fact of life for the defense industrial base, which hopes a longstanding information-sharing framework will be enough to ward off threats.

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Mueller: Cyber experts need offline investigative skills

While agencies scramble to recruit cyber talent, former FBI Director Robert Mueller notes that law enforcement skills are also needed.