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DOD communications: Bringing it all together

DISA, the Army and the Air Force are expecting an RFP release for unified capabilities in a private cloud by the end of the year.

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Treasure map, biometric ID, DISA devices and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Battling bacteria with software

Sandia National Labs has developed software that will help researchers find weaknesses in deadly bacteria.

Karen DeSalvo

Making the health data move

Karen DeSalvo is leading a years-long process to create standards for interoperability in heath IT.

Trust issues

Although tools to combat insider threats are maturing, DOD and the intelligence community know that technology is just part of the solution.

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Cloud computing under siege

Why advocates of data localization are missing the real security risks.

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CDM dashboard stirs second contractor controversy

Agiliance is complaining that two companies involved in the Department of Homeland Security's acquisition engaged in questionable joint marketing.

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Smart suits, cloud sharing, Facebook for terrorists and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Time to kill 'the cloud'

The technology itself is transformative, but Michael Garland argues that the term creates problems and confusion.

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Administration renews call for cyber legislation

Officials at DHS, the prime civilian agency in charge of cybersecurity, are reminding lawmakers that the clock is ticking on the 113th Congress.

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'You need to talk in terms of operational impact'

Tales from the trenches about why it's so hard to get buy-in for cyber and other IT initiatives.

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Performance tracking, big data feedback and a nuclear landmark

News and notes from around the federal IT community.