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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.

Brian Gagnon and Audrey Mickahail_CEB

Building top-notch information security teams

High-performing security teams look very different today than they did a decade ago, but too many agencies have paid insufficient attention to attracting and developing the right talent.

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3D Christmas challenge, a GSA cloud deal and 'improper gratuities'

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Alison Hickey.

VA's digital benefits system closes in on 1M claims

Department credits a fully deployed computer system with helping make a sizable dent in the department’s disability claims backlog.

Daniel Wilkens.

What feds can learn from political campaigns

Elections are increasingly driven by systems that combine the power of social media and big data to connect with citizens. Those same principles can help agency IT as well.

Shutterstock image: a global system of information relays.

NIST spells out information-sharing best practices

A draft document from the National Institute of Standards and Technology aims to improve agencies’ sharing of cyber threat information.

IARPA Day!

IARPA unveils work on predictive intelligence

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity held its first industry day Oct. 30, and in doing so underlined predictive intelligence as a priority.

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CBP stops background checks to wait for PII upgrades

The DHS agency filed justifications for changes to blanket purchase agreements with a handful of IT systems providers.

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Malware warning, Microsoft security and the Army's G-6 handoff

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Senators Saxby Chambliss (GA) and Dianne Feinstein (CA).

Feinstein, Chambliss: We can pass a cyber bill during lame duck

The chair and ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee say they've addressed privacy and liability concerns, and predict both chambers can move cyber legislation after the election.