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China making steady gains in cyber, military IT

Report to Congress warns that stolen U.S. intellectual property is bolstering Chinese capacity for "network-centric warfare."

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Don't throw me into the savings tar pit

Alan Balutis warns that IT cost savings rarely work out as planned.

Code for America Founder Jen Pahlka speaking at TED in February 2012.

Code for America seeks new recruits

Now in its fifth year, a program that matches developers with government IT projects is looking for a new class.

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Behind the scenes of big data

Dell exec Paul Christman says health care and CDM are prime examples of government putting big data to good use.

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Where digital gov falls short, Franken pushes on privacy, Stempfley honored and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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White House looking to Capitol Hill on cyber

Cybersecurity is arguably one of the few bipartisan issues in Congress, and key stakeholders hope that will be enough to push through legislation this year.

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Does TWIC really work?

Senators grill port security experts on whether the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program is worth the time and money.

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Dealing with the FedRAMP deadline

A day ahead of GSA's deadline for cloud service providers to be certified, both government and vendors say they have seen an evolution in attitudes and strategies.

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Faster CDM, the global cloud, a $917M 'Space Fence' and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How VA's $36 million move to the cloud evaporated

The Department of Veterans Affairs IT shop scuttled a long-planned cloud deal because of worries about email retention and security concerns.

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The cost of compliance

Reacting to data security problems is costlier than taking steps to avoid them, a new report says.

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NSA employs ever-improving facial-recognition technology

The National Security Agency’s revelation highlights the growing sophistication of facial-recognition tools available to government.