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Marina Martin, VA CTO.

Marina Martin: Building a new digital service at VA

In an interview with FCW, the Department of Veterans Affairs' chief technology officer talks about overhauling the digital experience for VA customers.

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Senate moves to open-data format

Government watchdogs called the move "great news for the ecosystem."

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Modernize and innovate with data virtualization

FITARA brings new requirements for agencies' data management -- but also the opportunity for true transformation.

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FBI uses malware to ID North Korea as Sony culprit

The bureau said it found many similarities between the malware used in the Sony hack and other malware previously pinned on North Korea.

DHS on Instagram, an app for the border and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Managing a cyber crime scene

By treating a cybersecurity breach like a crime investigation, federal IT leaders can ensure a speedy response and aid in prosecution.

Sandia National Lab, open source robot technology.

Sandia looks to open-source robot tech

The national lab is developing more energy-efficient motors to improve the endurance of legged robots used in disaster response.

NIEM: The key to improved information sharing

The National Information Exchange Model's usefulness extends far beyond its origins in justice and law enforcement.

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NIST can help you measure the cloud

The "Cloud Computing Service Metrics Description" proposes objective standards for gauging the success of cloud services.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen formalizes new DOD cloud procurement policy

Memo from Defense Department's acting CIO ends DISA monopoly on cloud procurements, addresses security standards.

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DHS cyber division opens up on R&D

A three-day event in D.C. is highlighting technologies developed and fostered by DHS S&T's Cyber Security Division.

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For fun and profit: Data entrepreneurs size up Recreation.gov RFP

Open-data advocates want to see developers build booking websites and apps to compete with the longtime vendor at Recreation.gov.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!