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'A changing view of privacy'

Reviewing social media posts as part of background checks is becoming more widespread, and even job candidates are beginning to support the practice.

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Watching ICANN, denying hackers and controlling UAVs

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NASA names more SEWP V winners

Forty-one contracts were awarded in the Server Support Devices/Multi-functional Devices Group.

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Why nobody knows how much data center consolidation is saving

Agencies use different ways to count savings, making estimates difficult to pin down.

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Navy takes another step in developing drone boats

The Office of Naval Research says a technological breakthrough will pave the way for the use of unmanned boats to detect threats and launch attacks.

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FAR Council sets new contract numbering plan

The rule is the result of a Government Accountability and Transparency Board recommendation to implement a uniform system for identifying the government's financial transactions.

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Jedi mind tricks, Virginia tech and Ebola modeling

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Could big-data analytics improve federal procurement?

Experts agree that applying analytics to acquisition could yield results in terms of cost and quality -- with the right data and know-how.

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Can CDM change the game?

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program represents a dramatic shift from the government's traditional focus on certifying systems as secure and then rechecking them every so often.

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IGs and cloud, smartphones and predators, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Revamped HealthCare.gov site ready for prime time, officials say

CMS executives describe testing efforts, preview changes made for next open enrollment period.

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Twitter's soft power

A former U.S. diplomat argues that social media is extending the range and influence of foreign leaders