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How data does disasters

New resources to assist both first responders and victims were showcased at a demo day for the Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative.

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Is innovative IT acquisition all in your head?

Changing processes is one thing, say federal acquisition experts. Get people to think differently, however, and you can accomplish real change.

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Rung closer to confirmation, 18F commits to open source and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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4 keys to digitizing federal records

A closer partnership between records management and IT leaders will make digitization seamless and foster a more open government.

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House passes three cyber bills

The measures, all passed easily, deal with information sharing, technology procurement and the DHS workforce.

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Debating the cyber threat

Current and former officials exchanged views on the U.S. strategic approach to cybersecurity at the Aspen Security Forum, but reached little consensus.

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Going big on going small

Congress mulls how to reassert federal support for nanotechnology as experts suggest researchers are less likely to ply their trade here if funding continues to wane.

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Appropriators consolidate cyber spending, IG dings HHS and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What feds can learn from the global open data effort

Many countries have been using XBRL format for government data as a national standard for years.

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How IT reform could still pass Congress this year

Precious little time is left for legislative action, but Alan Balutis explains why FITARA and other reform efforts still have a chance.

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NASA seeks input on data center consolidation strategies

The agency wants proposals for short-term and long-term fixes.

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'We've got to stop throwing Hail Marys'

In the evolving world of federal IT, revolutionary tech can help aid acquisition, but incremental change is often easier to implement.