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CMS releases trove of data on payments to doctors and hospitals

The first batch of data covers $3.5 billion in payments from firms to health professionals between Aug. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013, but CMS and the AMA warned about drawing any definitive conclusions from it.

Mike Rogers (R-Mich.)

Intel chairman: We need more cyber offense

House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers picks up the trail of an ongoing dialogue between Congress and Cyber Command on the role of offense in U.S. cyber policy.

Richard Stiennon

4 cybersecurity gurus to follow on Twitter

Here are four particularly insightful cybersecurity experts worth following on Twitter.

Social Security data, smartphone encryption and DHS HQ

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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33 firms hired to work on HealthCare.gov

CGI Federal got most of the bad press, but there were a lot of chefs stirring the HealthCare.gov pot.

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TechAmerica questions GSA telecom effort

The tech industry group said GSA's announced plans for NS2020 are "out of synch" with its stated intention of overhauling telecom contracting.

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Net control, IS attacks, PC prices and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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5 lessons learned from HealthCare.gov

Many of the lessons in the U.S. Digital Service's new Playbook are drawn directly from the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov.

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Hackers indicted for stealing Apache training software

Justice Department indicts four for stealing software used to train U.S. helicopter pilots, among other trade secrets.

17 hot companies to watch

From security and mobile to data management and open source, these firms are driving innovation in agency IT -- and growing their businesses in the process.

Diana Gowen: The big telecom pivot

CenturyLink's longtime public-sector leader discusses the changing market and what to expect with NS2020.

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Chunk of $450 million aimed at job training goes to cyber

Twenty-five of the 71 grant recipients announced Sept. 29 will focus their programs on cybersecurity and IT.