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Is law enforcement a new frontier for shared services?

When it comes to case management, federal law enforcement agencies often have to find their own solutions.

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Research portals, build-it yourself spacecraft and 3D craniums

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Researchers question the security of sat-com, USB tech

Papers to be presented at the Black Hat conference this week will suggest greater vulnerabilities than previously thought in two key data-transfer tools.

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VA releases RFI for next generation of IT

Vendors looking to be primes and subcontractors on T4NG have until Aug. 28 to submit statements of their capability to perform the work contained in the request for information.

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The Data Act's unexpected benefit

Common standards don't come easily, but the demands of complying with the Data Act could give agencies a leg up when migrating to a financial shared-services provider.

Frank Kendall

Kendall: Keep it simple on acquisition reform

Top Pentagon acquisition official says Better Buying Power 3.0 will come in 2-3 months.

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Another day, another database

The latest executive order aimed at contractors could add to the difficulty of linking together GSA's wealth of vendor information.

Ash Darren

For NRC’s Ash, information comes before technology

Nuclear Regulatory Commission CIO Darren Ash has some definite views on how technology can change government.

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi (Photo by Zaid Hamid)

Sonny Hashmi's 9 principles for GSA IT

The General Services Administration's CIO outlines his agency's commitment to the cloud and open source technology -- and gets positive private-sector reviews.

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'Fingerprinting' tool challenges privacy safeguards for federal websites

The difficulty of maintaining user anonymity in the face of canvas fingerprinting poses a challenge to agencies trying to adhere to privacy standards set by OMB.

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Organizing and visualizing education data

The Department of Education is looking to revamp its Learning Registry and other online resources.

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Malware warning, good and bad news on contracting, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.