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5 ways to turn big data into better government

USDS's Mina Hsiang says big data offers simple solutions to the vast majority of customer complaints.

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FAA partners with 3 companies to test real-world UAS uses

Agency also unveils the B4UFLY app, which is designed to help novice users fly their drones safely and legally.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

Guard, Reserve are X factors in cyber plans

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter wants the National Guard and Reserve to play a crucial role in building out the Pentagon's cyber force.

Valeh Nazemoff

6 questions to ask before any big data migration

Resist the pressure to jump right in, and make sure there is clarity on these fundamental goals and scope.

DHS/NASA device helps rescue four in Nepal

The life-saving tech will be on display at a May 7 event at the Virginia Task Force One Training Facility in Lorton, Va.

Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, commander of the Navy

Navy's new cyber strategy prioritizes threats

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command's five-year plan aims to avoid a repeat of the 2013 Iranian hack of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

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Senators look for answers on FOIA reform, Clinton emails

Legislation can accomplish only so much when up against "an instinct of secrecy," says Sen. Chuck Grassley.

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NIST director, Army training and connecting the grid

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OPM carves out broad hiring exception for digital services

The move comes as OMB is pushing agencies to create in-house digital services teams akin to GSA's 18F and its own U.S. Digital Service.

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Make the cloud fit like a nice suit

Successful cloud acquisition requires agency officials to “do your homework on your system,” says NIST’s Michaela Iorga.

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NASA data aids Nepal earthquake recovery

Multiple NASA offices are involved in an effort to upload large amounts of data to a country where Internet bandwidth is limited.

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Joint Chiefs cyber link, DOJ cyber guidelines, IP 911 risks and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The 2015 Federal 100

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