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Urban design tool taps DOE's building database

Researchers developed LakeSim to deal with problems in urban planning and assess a redevelopment project's long-term effects on energy and transportation needs.

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NSA IT, a better interface for CBP, data worries and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Big structural challenges face e-voting in the U.S.

An Atlantic Council report explores the challenges of online and mobile device-based voting.

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Navigating the risks of storing information in the cloud

Concerns range from vulnerability to hacking to data ownership to the stability of cloud providers.

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GPO cloud, Army IT, cyber insurance and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DHS official: New scanning authority will help nip next Heartbleed in the bud

The Department of Homeland Security’s new and improved authority to scan agency networks for serious computer viruses could significantly reduce the time it takes DHS to get in front of the next bad thing.

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Army extends General Dynamics IT work on African news websites

Congress had voted to shutter the sites, but the Pentagon is continuing to operate them.

HP splits, CBP floats and FISMA scores

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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9 things to look for in an open-source project

Although there is no litmus test for "good" open source, there are several indicators of a healthy project, writes GitHub's Ben Balter.

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Leidos team touts interoperability in military EHR bid

Leidos, Accenture and electronic health records provider Cerner are teaming up to go after the $11 billion Defense Department EHR contract. Here's why they think they can close the deal.

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5 predictions for fiscal 2015

The Information Technology Industry Council's Trey Hodgkins offers his forecast for the coming year.

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5 agency IT predictions for 2015

Red Hat's Gunnar Hellekson shares his forecast for the coming year.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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