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NGA releases unclassified mapping tool for Ebola relief

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to support Ebola relief with a customizable mapping tool.

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A mountain of net neutrality comments, a privacy paradox, ransomware warnings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Moving to the cloud (or finding reasons to wait)

A new survey of federal cloud efforts finds a number of pitfalls, both real and perceived, as agencies migrate to a cloud services provider.

James Tunnessen

At CIS, they DID(IT)

James Tunnessen has instilled a sense of urgency in the IT team as head of digital innovation and development at Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Is open source really a security concern?

A new report suggests common components contain serious vulnerabilities, but an open source advocate argues that's only half the data.

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It takes DISA 3.5 hours to activate a single classified mobile phone -- here's why

Over-the-air provisioning remains a challenge for classified mobile devices.

Jean Paoli

Digital government, openness and open cloud -- new cornerstones of democracy

An open cloud -- supporting open source, open standards and interoperability -- can drive innovation and boost citizen participation in government.

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7 keys to a successful innovation office

A new report surveys the many different approaches to launching a dedicated innovation shop in government.

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NSA CTO's moonlighting gig ends

Former NSA Director Keith Alexander drops collaboration with CTO Patrick Dowd after conflict-of-interest questions arise.

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FTC's newest techie, a NOAA staffer indictment and more bad news for USIS

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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CDM-FedRAMP union not on the calendar... yet

The structure of continuous diagnostics and mitigation services complicates coupling the process to FedRAMP.

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Could FOIA work on a Data Act model?

FOIA officers could save money and time by releasing certain types of frequently requested material in a machine readable format, like the disclosure of payment information under the Data Act.