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State to set up analytics office

The State Department's new strategic plan calls for a greater focus on harnessing big data.

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Another CIO retirement, Lerner's email and an unpatched software alert

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Lawmakers skeptical about encryption override

Law enforcement agencies want Congress to require firms offering secure communications apps and devices to provide a means to access encrypted data.

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NIST plays matchmaker on identity verification

The National Institute of Standards and Technology funds the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group, bringing together disparate interests to solve the password puzzle.

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Americans don't trust – or like, or use – most digital government resources

Even tech-obsessed millennials prefer to interact with the government via more traditional means, says a new report from Forrester Research.

Brigadier General Kevin J. Nally, Deputy Chief Information Officer (Marine Corps)

Marine Corps CIO focuses on collapsing networks

Three months after the Marine Corps commandant issued IT-focused guidance, CIO Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally offered an update on how the Corps is meeting key goals, from network consolidation to mobility.

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FITARA guidance, broadband pitches, a GSA hackathon and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA widens telecom collaboration efforts

The first of three sessions on the NS2020 strategy provided a glimpse of industry concerns about the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

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Nationwide first-responder network starts to take shape

FirstNet has released its first draft request for proposals.

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A cyber poll, traveler data, HHS innovators and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Will Hurd

Hurd: Cyber bills are in good shape

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform IT Subcommittee says some basic questions still need to be answered on information sharing.

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Weighing in on drone privacy rules

Commenters run the gamut from think tanks to hobbyists to citizens with privacy concerns.

The 2015 Federal 100

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