News and notes from around the federal IT community.
The national laboratory has launched a Web portal aimed at helping public and private partners detect and deal with explosives.
Poor execution, not poor planning, derails many new programs, but there are steps agencies can take to stay on track, despite the coming leadership changes.
Stephen Frost argues that we may be missing the real story in IT innovation.
"That's like asking whether the government is ready for oxygen," said 18F co-founder Robert Read. "It needs it, whether it knows it needs it or not."
The move is aimed at building trust between the government and private sector to boost the exchange of threat information.
The commission plans to bring cable TV and radio under the same disclosure rules as broadcast TV.
Assistant Secretary Andy Ozment said the appropriations stalemate threatens crucial cybersecurity functions.
The Pentagon is like "four federated giant corporations" trying to procure their own cloud services, says the acting CIO.
Federal agencies live in two tech worlds, but standards and steady innovation are slowly nosing out long-held legacy systems.
The agency is still trying to decide how to address a looming lapse in weather satellite data.
OMB is rewriting outdated standards in response to new legislation, while an increased focus on cybersecurity offers a window into federal networks.