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The measure of all things

A Commerce Department advisory council hopes to quantify innovation and measure the effectiveness of incubators and federal grants.

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USPS breach wider than first reported

Medical records of as many as 485,000 employees might also have been exposed, in cases reaching back to 1980.

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SEC moves to ease access to financial statement data

The move could empower data scientists and programmers to build securities analysis tools that scale across the entire U.S. market.

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FBI wants cyber sleuths with some muscle

The bureau’s cybersecurity job requirements require applicants to complete a stiff physical fitness test, even though most of their time will likely be spent behind a desk.

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Unsecured webpage put 7,000 vets at risk for years

The website flaw has been fixed, but the VA is planning further investigation of possible exfiltration of data from its network.

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What private-sector CIOs are saying

A new survey explores industry CIOs' frustrations, ambitions and compensation.

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Accenture retained, Army database approved, drones descend and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cloud and the changing org chart

When buying IT as a service, organizational charts will change. But jobs aren't necessarily eliminated -- they're enhanced, and that's crucial in national security settings.

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Preparing for the data center of the future

By 2020, federal data centers will be slimmer, faster and more efficient. Here's how to start moving toward that future now.

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Agencies take different paths to mobility, GAO finds

A new study surveyed six agencies' strategies and their reliance on GSA for support in complying with the Digital Government Strategy.

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Iron Mountain settles with GSA over data storage suit

Firm agrees to pay $44.5 million over allegations of overcharging agencies for record storage.

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Inside the quest to prevent suicides through better data

FCW investigated efforts by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to improve a joint data repository on military and veteran suicides. Something as impersonal and mundane as incomplete datasets could be exacerbating a national tragedy.

The 2015 Federal 100

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