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Dell, BlackBerry share strategies for pursuing DOD clients

Despite lower than normal turnout, Pentagon Tech Day offers industry pulse.

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Biometric database, software inventory, smallpox and a prescreening milestone

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cyber information-sharing bill moves forward

The measure would set up a "portal" at DHS that private firms could use to confidentially share threat information without legal liability.

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Senate panel slams canceled Air Force IT program

A report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations blasted the Air Force’s “cultural resistance to change.”


Isolate and conquer: Getting past a reliance on layered security

It's time to throw cyberattackers into solitary before they strike, writes Bromium's Simon Crosby.

DEA probes geospatial cloud

The Drug Enforcement Administration hopes to establish a hybrid cloud environment that would allow federal, state and local governments to use the DEA's mapping tool.

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Pivoting for the next big leap in government IT

For all the advancements we've seen in consumer technology and enterprise applications in the past couple of decades, government networks have remained largely unchanged.

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DOT CIO on cyber, shared services and 'technology that is changing constantly'

Transportation Department CIO Richard McKinney says striking a balance between centralized and decentralized IT is one of his greatest challenges.

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NSA critics, storm warnings and free books

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DoD seeks ideas on mobile phones of the future

The government no longer drives the market for secure telecom because mobility is advancing faster than government procurement cycles.

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DoD plans upgrade to COBOL-based contract system

The Pentagon is looking to replace a 50-year-old content management system.

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GitHub: A Swiss Army knife for open government

What started as a version control system for code has become a platform for ideas and collaboration.