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NARA gets more power over records under new law

The nation's archivist gets rule-writing authority under a new law. Will everyday feds notice the difference?

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Big data is not just a job, it's an adventure

Officials from DHS and DOT face different challenges with departmental data but agree that when it comes to managing big data, "you're never done."

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SANS, CSIS unveil cyber scholarships for Air Force vets

A new scholarship program for Air Force veterans taps into the increasing demand for cybersecurity jobs.

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DOJ: 'Increase the cost' for nation-state hackers

Regardless of where the investigation into North Korea's alleged role in the Sony hack leads, the Obama administration's strategy of indicting state-sponsored hacking is likely to continue.

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Defining cyber roles at DOD

Recent directive brings needed clarification and "a big movement forward" on business operation, acting CIO Halvorsen says.

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Simple advice for tackling the complexities of cloud

Experts from agencies and the private sector talk customers, capabilities and the unexpected crosscurrents of cloud technology.

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Challenges and prizes: Procurement vehicle of the future?

How NASA and other agencies are using contests to bring better ideas into acquisition.

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Microsoft extends fed-only cloud

New offerings build on FedRAMP-certified service, firm says.

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ARPA-E's new leader, NVTC awards and maps in the cloud

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Uncrackable encryption could secure more than weapons

A novel approach to encrypting nuclear weapons could promise unprecedented security for other applications, such as communications and the IT gear supply chain.

Striking a balance with mobile device security

Functionality and security don't have to be mutually exclusive, but agencies find the tension is still significant.

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Counting down to Dec. 11, DHS' Einstein award and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.