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NIST director, Army training and connecting the grid

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OPM carves out broad hiring exception for digital services

The move comes as OMB is pushing agencies to create in-house digital services teams akin to GSA's 18F and its own U.S. Digital Service.

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Make the cloud fit like a nice suit

Successful cloud acquisition requires agency officials to “do your homework on your system,” says NIST’s Michaela Iorga.

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NASA data aids Nepal earthquake recovery

Multiple NASA offices are involved in an effort to upload large amounts of data to a country where Internet bandwidth is limited.

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Joint Chiefs cyber link, DOJ cyber guidelines, IP 911 risks and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.


It's about the customers, not the stakeholders

18F pioneer Greg Godbout proclaims that his "entire career in the federal government has been disappointing stakeholders, and I see that as leading the way to success."

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VA sees sharp uptick in cyberattacks

The top tech official at Veterans Affairs said the department risks being "overwhelmed" if the number of attacks continues to increase.

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Thune seeks answers on White House cyber breach

The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee wants to know if any personal or policy information was stolen.

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DISA cloud providers, DHS streamlining, a new IT management bill and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Delivering on the promise of big data

Agencies have moved beyond the buzzword and are making big data part of their everyday missions.

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Air Force setting up separate Silicon Valley office

The USAF will open an office in Silicon Valley that will complement the one the Pentagon plans.

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NASA plays show-and-tell on the Hill

America's space agency took to Capitol Hill to show lawmakers the tech advances taxpayers' dollars are buying -- and how they could help humans reach Mars.