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Security checks, Moore's law, spectrum sharing and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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HealthCare.gov IT contract opens for bidders

A few bells and whistles are planned for the next iteration of HealthCare.gov.

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The dirty truth about missing emails

While many agencies have been developing and adopting strategies to manage their records electronically, the IRS scandal has revealed a gaping chasm between policy and implementation.

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Teaming up to train, recruit cyber specialists

Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos will work with Bechtel to provide hands-on experience in both national security and industry environments.

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Interior gets green light for Drupal consolidation initiative

The Interior Department is consolidating nine content management platforms into one, built with open source software.

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DeSalvo: Time for the heavy lifting on health record interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is pushing for a road map "specific enough that people will know what they're supposed to do when."

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Squeezing Defense IT, dinging FDIC and arguing for better access to space

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Schedule 70 cloud listing could shower benefits

Procurement experts are enthusiastic about adding a separate cloud services category to the venerable contracting vehicle.

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What, exactly, does a cloud broker do?

The role cloud brokers play in government IT remains largely undefined, but Microsoft's Susie Adams says the game is changing quickly.

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18F's API standards, GSA's newest dashboard, FCC's cyber-obligations and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Treasury Secretary warns of cyber threats to financial sector

Jacob Lew says cyber defense "will be a central test for all of us going forward."

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Why the Apple-IBM deal could be a game-changer for gov

Analysts say the newly announced collaboration could be a very big deal for federal mobility.