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Letitia Long of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGA: Seeking full immersion in geospatial data

NGA's Map of the World will serve as the backbone for the agency's innovative efforts to satisfy the geospatial appetites of the 17 intelligence agencies.

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites - NOAA

NOAA budget boost focused on data

The largest request for NOAA's five offices is the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, which would get an increase of about $165 million over fiscal 2014.

Freedom Industries facility on Elk River in West Virginia

EPA: Using maps to make sense of water pollution data

EPA's map-based "How's My Waterway?" app allows users to check pollution levels in almost any U.S. lake, river or other waterway.

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One DHS remains a work in progress

The multiple components at the department have an existing architecture of databases "not conducive to effective implementation," report finds.

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Three routes to FedRAMP: Choose wisely

The most common path is gaining a provisional authority to operate from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board, but that might not be the best choice for every vendor.

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Will more money for VA fix the IT 'deficiencies'?

Fiscal 2015 budget request would boost funding for IT security, but legislators have their doubts.

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Involving the C-suite in risk management

Leaders throughout the organization need to join forces to more systematically and proactively address security threats

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Financial system for HealthCare.gov lags

In January, the government warned of the potentially dire consequences if the financial management back end of HealthCare.gov were not up and running by mid-March. Mid-March has arrived, and the system has not yet been built.

US Capitol

Panel votes to tighten federal website security

Under the legislation, any federal website that collects personally identifiable information from users would have to be certified as secure by the agency CIO before going live.

Big Data

The intelligence community's big-data problem

Analyzing fragmented information that doesn’t come neatly packaged is a challenge most other government users of big data can relate to.

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai speaking at a Feb. 20, 2014, press conference.

DOD expects to add nine commercial cloud providers

CIO Teri Takai said four companies are currently approved to run cloud services for the military, though only one has been publicly disclosed.

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Data the key factor in mobile device management

Few people care about what happens to a device, points out Good Technology CTO Nicko van Someren, but most care what happens to the data on it.