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A new take on the cloud divide: 'It's pets and cattle'

Federal agencies live in two tech worlds, but standards and steady innovation are slowly nosing out long-held legacy systems.

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NOAA grapples with buying data from industry

The agency is still trying to decide how to address a looming lapse in weather satellite data.

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OMB updates info security guidance, accelerates real-time monitoring

OMB is rewriting outdated standards in response to new legislation, while an increased focus on cybersecurity offers a window into federal networks.

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Info sharing, Carter's confirmation and Facebook cyber

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Feds respond to critical Windows flaw

OMB and DHS are collaborating on implementing the fix across federal networks.

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DISA CIO: Don't discount 'DOD mindset' on data protection

David Bennett touts the potential of standardized and virtualized IT, while returning to a sticking point between DOD and industry: liability in the event of data loss.

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IT acquisition failures land on high-risk list

Technology problems are at the heart of a number of programs on GAO’s list of troubled federal initiatives.

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Daniels: CTIIC will take pressure off White House

The new cyber intel center will have about 50 staffers to start, with about half permanent employees and half detailees from intelligence agencies.

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Can the Senate make sense of the Internet of Things?

Lawmakers and experts discuss how to ensure IoT security without getting in the way of innovation.

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How Congress can make cyber reforms real

Congressional oversight is essential to ensuring compliance with cybersecurity legislation. Here are three ways lawmakers can improve that oversight.

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Growth in big data draws women to statistics

The field of statistics is booming, thanks in large part to the increased need for data analysts.

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NGA banks on the power of transparency

Agency director touts data shared to combat Ebola, says open approach "is our future."