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FOIA portal, VistA bid, Army cyber and SANS templates

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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KBase harnesses gene data for researchers

The new open software and data platform developed by scientists at DOE labs relieves research biologists from acting as programmers.

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas J. Robb

DOD health record procurement to 'lead the way' on interoperability

The new system is intended to cover roughly 9.6 million people and will have a major impact on the market for interoperable electronic health records systems.

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GSA rolls out IT systems for acquisition

A pair of new systems aim to help federal agency customers better navigate complex procurement processes.

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What happened with the HealthCare.gov security breach

A July intrusion place malicious code on a poorly protected test server, but HHS officials say no data was compromised.

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Smith named CTO, Holder and Clapper back reforms, and McAfee hails Heartbleed

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Michael Basla AF CIO

Air Force CIO: Restructuring key to information dominance

Lt. Gen. Michael Basla says IT budget reporting is a "deficiency" that he hopes to begin to address before his retirement in November.

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Army logistics fail, a cyber institute hire, a CIO retirement and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What do 800,000 people have to say on net neutrality?

The Sunlight Foundation has teased patterns and sentiments from the FCC's massive data set of net neutrality public comments.

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Can social media analytics and open data pair up?

Broader access to Twitter analytics could aid government in reaching out to and serving citizens on social media.

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Task force taps the brakes on interoperability

The seamless transfer of health data could mean large incumbent providers lose market advantage and the ability to act as information gatekeepers.

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How data analytics can improve real property management

Real estate is a massive (and complicated) part of agency operations. Leading-edge analytics help make the most of existing footprints.