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NASA Flickr: New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), center, along with other team members, reacts as he views new images from the spacecraft for the first time, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md.

Pictures from the stars, powered by cloud

NASA's Pluto flyby beamed never-before-seen images to audiences new and old. Cloud services helped make the event go smoothly.

Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wisonsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware).

Johnson, Carper move to authorize DHS Einstein program

The measure will be considered next week by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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Senator fights electrical apocalypse

Sen. Ron Johnson plans to funnel $100 million toward quick hardening of the U.S. power grid. But with so much at stake, he contends, much more should be done.

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Cybercrime survey points to heightened concerns

The study found an "underwhelming level of participation" in federally inspired information sharing efforts.

Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia).

Collins, Warner look to give DHS more power to police federal networks

In the wake of the OPM hack, a bipartisan group of senators wants Homeland Security to take the lead on protecting the dot-gov domain.

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Where's the new cyber strategy?

A week after the end of the federal "sprint," OMB is working past its own deadline on the Federal Civilian Cybersecurity Strategy.

ICE unveils expanded cyber forensics lab

The 5,000-square-foot forensic laboratory in Fairfax, Va., rivals anything seen on CSI.

Shutterstock image (by bestfoto77): cloud network security lock.

3PAO revisions and fragmented satellites

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Senators want to shore up automotive cybersecurity

Lawmakers are looking to set federal standards governing both the security of cars with network-connected computers and the privacy of the drivers.

Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson's email, cyber export controls and faux phishing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Machine learning, agency missions and finding the shape of the haystack

Will computers that take information in, build hierarchies and learn over time diminish the role of human judgment in government?

Shutterstock images (by tonkaa and Ellen McAuslan): Shakespeare in thought & storm clouds.

The thousand natural shocks that cloud is heir to

Migrating to the cloud is no Shakespearean tragedy, but the road is not always a smooth one, either.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.