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Cybersecurity a top priority in Senate appropriations bill

While DHS takes the lead on civilian-side cybersecurity, Senate appropriators are backing a menu of related initiatives at Commerce and Justice.

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NTIA spectrum update, VA's wait-time audit, CAMEO task orders and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

A brief history of open data

From eight simple principles to today's vast ecosystem, here's what's happening -- and how to take full advantage.

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NIST updates monitoring authorization process

The latest guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology follows on a November 2013 risk-management framework from OMB.

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CIS girds for first wave of deferred deportation renewals

The first deadline for renewing applications in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is September, and agency officials are confident CIS's IT infrastructure can handle the rush.

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Fixing VA tech, touting tourism data and upgrading from GPS

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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China making steady gains in cyber, military IT

Report to Congress warns that stolen U.S. intellectual property is bolstering Chinese capacity for "network-centric warfare."

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Don't throw me into the savings tar pit

Alan Balutis warns that IT cost savings rarely work out as planned.

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Code for America seeks new recruits

Now in its fifth year, a program that matches developers with government IT projects is looking for a new class.

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Where digital gov falls short, Franken pushes on privacy, Stempfley honored and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Behind the scenes of big data

Dell exec Paul Christman says health care and CDM are prime examples of government putting big data to good use.

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White House looking to Capitol Hill on cyber

Cybersecurity is arguably one of the few bipartisan issues in Congress, and key stakeholders hope that will be enough to push through legislation this year.