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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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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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Jedi mind tricks, Virginia tech and Ebola modeling

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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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

National security implications for financial system cyberattacks?

Investigators have told the president they don't yet know who is behind the attacks, but a new Proofpoint report offers some clues.

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What we've got here is failure to communicate ...

At EA 2014, enterprise architects from across government grappled with the challenge of getting outsiders to understand what they do.

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Urban design tool taps DOE's building database

Researchers developed LakeSim to deal with problems in urban planning and assess a redevelopment project's long-term effects on energy and transportation needs.