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CDM dashboard stirs second contractor controversy

Agiliance is complaining that two companies involved in the Department of Homeland Security's acquisition engaged in questionable joint marketing.

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Smart suits, cloud sharing, Facebook for terrorists and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Time to kill 'the cloud'

The technology itself is transformative, but Michael Garland argues that the term creates problems and confusion.

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Administration renews call for cyber legislation

Officials at DHS, the prime civilian agency in charge of cybersecurity, are reminding lawmakers that the clock is ticking on the 113th Congress.

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'You need to talk in terms of operational impact'

Tales from the trenches about why it's so hard to get buy-in for cyber and other IT initiatives.

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Performance tracking, big data feedback and a nuclear landmark

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Navy, HP tout NGEN as a model for IT services

The Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network is slated for full operation throughout the service on Oct. 1.

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Much to learn they still have

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi’s "Jedi Council" is assisting the development of new technology at the agency, then explaining how to use it.

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DOD Deputy CIO: 'Cybersecurity should vary by mission'

Richard Hale says everyone playing by one set of rules inhibits innovation, including migration to a cloud and development of a mobile environment.

IRS, CMS on track to meet health law deadlines, officials say

With open enrollment and tax season approaching, senior officials say IT systems will be ready to support insurance shoppers and tax filers.

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A framework for knotty global Internet problems

A think tank wants to separate technical architecture from issues of high policy to smooth cross-border Internet conflicts.

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FindTheBest launches federal-agency spending tool

The new site is aimed at the general public rather than contractors or others in industry.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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