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Can Uncle Sam promote self-driving vehicles?

Industry leaders are bullish on the future of robotic transportation, but when it comes to regulation, they seek "balance" from the feds.

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A FOIA app, Chamber targets cyber, shelling out for Shell and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Report: UL in talks with White House on IoT certification

A certification from Underwriters Laboratories, which has historically focused on electrical safety, could set a broad risk standard for cybersecurity.

Justin Chiarodo is a partner and Philip Beshara is an associate in Dickstein Shapiro’s Government Contracts Practice.

What cyber insurance can do for contractors

When it comes to cybersecurity, the SAFETY Act deserves a second look, but companies should also consider commercial coverage.

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News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The private-sector focus of the Pentagon's annual cyber exercise

"Participants rehearsed a whole-of-nation response to destructive cyberattacks against U.S. critical infrastructure," according to the Pentagon's official news service.

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One company shows how it is embracing agile

CivicActions puts its 'open' money where its mouth is on 18F BPA.

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The quest for command and control in cyberspace

Since the U.S. military declared cyberspace an operational domain in 2011, it has been a question of how and when, not if, the Pentagon will organize its capabilities.

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Google-style recruiting — even in government

Hire people who are better than you, and make sure they’re smart and curious, says Google exec Laszlo Bock.

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HHS mirrors Google, bank regulators' IT shortcomings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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For NOAA, flexible cloud enables mammoth computing

NOAA is harnessing the potential of the cloud – and the innovation of the private sector – to deliver its enormous troves of data to the public.

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New study could help bio-threat response

The goal is to be able to predict outcomes from terrorist incidents involving anthrax.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.