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Jeh Johnson

DHS to gather more data from visa-less travelers

Online visa waiver system expanding to help address security concerns.

Michael Rogers

Cyber recruiting, a notable election loss, NetCents setbacks and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How to rebound from a large-scale IT failure

A HealthCare.gov gears up again for open enrollment, there are lessons to be learned for future system roll-outs.

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What happens when you drop a nuclear warhead on concrete?

Sandia Labs test is designed to replicate a crane accidentally dropping the weapon's re-entry body onto a concrete surface.

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DOD tries to allay industry fears on intellectual property

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Katrina McFarland says the Pentagon wants to own the interoperable parts of a system, not a firm’s commercial secrets.

Subra Kumaraswamy

How to launch a successful API initiative

IT professionals can create security and access models that transform APIs from unwieldy legacy apps to self-defending services.

Screen capture of HealthCare.gov in November 2014.

Accenture 'confident' about open enrollment

The firm does not expect a repeat of the problems that plagued the HealthCare.gov website a year ago but acknowledges that challenges lie ahead.

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GSA IT gets privacy impact assessment policy

IT program managers and system owners will be responsible for ensuring that the systems under their jurisdiction undergo a privacy impact assessment.

Surface Pro is OK, program inventories are not, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Sandia National Laboratory: mobile imaging technology.

Finding nukes faster

Sandia has tested a new lightweight, portable technology that can image an entire building at a glance.

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The Navy's cyber awakening

A departmentwide task force makes cyberspace a warfighting issue and attempts to synchronize disparate internal approaches to the challenge.

Art from October 2014 FCW cover

Can DHS get it together?

Slowly but surely, the agency's ability to handle cybersecurity has evolved -- but experts say key hurdles remain.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!