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Super categories, supercomputers, analytics acquisitions and Microsoft clouds

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IG says Border Patrol drones not effective

CBP leadership contends that the inspector general’s criticism is too simplistic a way to look at the efficacy of border technology.

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Cyber campus, St. E's funded in 2015

The omnibus spending bill includes $144 million for the new DHS site and $35 million for GSA’s civilian cyber campus.

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Border Patrol finding new uses for data

Border security now means not only the basic metrics of apprehensions, but using that data to gauge and interdict looming threats.

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FCC complaint portal, KeyPoint inquiry and a child-porn sentencing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The measure of all things

A Commerce Department advisory council hopes to quantify innovation and measure the effectiveness of incubators and federal grants.

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USPS breach wider than first reported

Medical records of as many as 485,000 employees might also have been exposed, in cases reaching back to 1980.

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SEC moves to ease access to financial statement data

The move could empower data scientists and programmers to build securities analysis tools that scale across the entire U.S. market.

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FBI wants cyber sleuths with some muscle

The bureau’s cybersecurity job requirements require applicants to complete a stiff physical fitness test, even though most of their time will likely be spent behind a desk.

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Unsecured webpage put 7,000 vets at risk for years

The website flaw has been fixed, but the VA is planning further investigation of possible exfiltration of data from its network.

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What private-sector CIOs are saying

A new survey explores industry CIOs' frustrations, ambitions and compensation.

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Accenture retained, Army database approved, drones descend and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Operation Jump Start

FCW is proud to support this Feb. 9 event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers.