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5 steps to truly client-centric metrics

IT departments can illustrate their value by customizing metrics to specific projects and linking their performance to the agency’s mission

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NSA's Silicon Valley outreach a work in progress

The wounds left by disclosures of National Security Agency surveillance may not have healed, but the NSA will continue to plumb Silicon Valley for talent.

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Rewiring the Pentagon: Carter's new cyber strategy

After two months on the job studying DOD's cybersecurity and IT needs, Secretary Ashton Carter is set to unveil a new Pentagon cyber strategy in Silicon Valley.

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House passes second cyber measure

Information sharing bills from the Homeland Security and Intelligence committees have won House passage this week.

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CERT boss: Classification shouldn't hinder info sharing

On a visit to Silicon Valley, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team Director Ann Barron-DiCamillo spoke with FCW about Heartbleed, DHS's standing with the private sector and her team's main task, threat information dissemination.

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Carter discloses Russian hack of Pentagon

In rolling out the Pentagon's cybersecurity strategy, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter revealed that Russian hackers hit a DOD unclassified network earlier this year.

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NOAA taps partners for cloud project

The public, researchers, and industry can use the massive troves of data to conduct studies and drive applications.

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OPM tightens contracts in response to hacks

The Office of Personnel Management acted in response to a pair of hacks that potentially exposed personal information on almost 75,000 federal employees, including some with security clearances.

CDC and DARPA both go deep

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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One down, one to go on info sharing legislation

The House passed the Intelligence Committee's version of an information sharing bill, and has the Homeland Security measure on deck.

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Sorry, open data: Americans just aren't that into you

A new survey finds limited public knowledge of government's open data efforts -- and equally underwhelming enthusiasm.

DOJ official warns of Sony repeat

John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security, warns that more destructive cyberattacks are likely on the horizon.

The 2015 Federal 100

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