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One company shows how it is embracing agile

CivicActions puts its 'open' money where its mouth is on 18F BPA.

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The quest for command and control in cyberspace

Since the U.S. military declared cyberspace an operational domain in 2011, it has been a question of how and when, not if, the Pentagon will organize its capabilities.

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Google-style recruiting — even in government

Hire people who are better than you, and make sure they’re smart and curious, says Google exec Laszlo Bock.

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HHS mirrors Google, bank regulators' IT shortcomings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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For NOAA, flexible cloud enables mammoth computing

NOAA is harnessing the potential of the cloud – and the innovation of the private sector – to deliver its enormous troves of data to the public.

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New study could help bio-threat response

The goal is to be able to predict outcomes from terrorist incidents involving anthrax.

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As secretary, Clinton turned to top aides for tech support

Rather than seeking assistance from the State Department help desk, she emailed senior aides for assistance.

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e-QIP fallout and more phishing schemes

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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VA mobile apps link into the Vista health record

The VA is moving forward with a suite of apps for patients and providers that feature live connections into VA health records.

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Halvorsen's Silicon Valley trip shakes up JRSS

An RFP for Joint Regional Security Stacks software will ask vendors to incorporate big-data analytics capabilities that DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen observed firsthand in Silicon Valley.

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GSA ponders partnership with DISA on telecom

GSA is including a clause in the EIS contract to bring it in line with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation System.

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Warren: Cyber won't suffer in VA budget crunch

Acting VA tech head Steph Warren says malware attempts are trending down from a peak in March, a result of the wider use of Einstein 3.