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One down, one to go on info sharing legislation

The House passed the Intelligence Committee's version of an information sharing bill, and has the Homeland Security measure on deck.

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Sorry, open data: Americans just aren't that into you

A new survey finds limited public knowledge of government's open data efforts -- and equally underwhelming enthusiasm.

DOJ official warns of Sony repeat

John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security, warns that more destructive cyberattacks are likely on the horizon.

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Could the 2020 census be another HealthCare.gov?

While it's too early to yell boondoggle, GAO says any delays and "we very well could have another HealthCare.gov on our hands."

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NS2020 get-together, PortfolioStat data goes public, DHS' Silicon Valley outpost and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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FCC unveils prototype website redesign

The new FCC site, with enhanced data functionality and a better search engine, is expected to launch by Sept. 30.

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The 'ISIS effect' on DOD networks

From Kuwait to Honolulu, the war with the Islamic State is changing how the U.S. military communicates.

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OPM widens online degree program, TSA tightens up, Sandia signs deal and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DHS to expedite data scans for foreign fighters

The need to quickly identify foreign fighters has outpaced DHS's ability to protect its big data operations.

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Debating the Iranian cyber threat

A new industry report attributes a surge in cyberattacks on Western infrastructure to Iran, but at least one security expert is disputing the findings.

Christopher Steel, Chief Solutions Architect for Software AG Government Solutions.

Test your IT portfolio IQ

By answering the questions in five core areas, IT leaders can see whether they are on the right path with their IT portfolio management practices

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GSA's proposed pricing data rule questioned

Industry representatives voice concerns about compliance costs and protection of pricing information.