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FTC wants to stretch regulatory arm in big data

FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen says the key to using big data is understanding its limits and “emphasizing the need for human judgment.”

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GAO: What Congress' watchdogs are thinking

Meet the leaders behind all those audits.

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'History may be repeating itself' in cyberspace

On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 report's release, the men who guided the investigation are warning of new threats going unaddressed.

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The power of priorities, postponing DCGS-A and opening data in D.C.

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Former Navy secretary calls for minimalist approach to IT security

Richard Danzig argues that the U.S. government should "forsake some efficiencies" in the pursuit of security.

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NIST, NAS still assessing controversial airport scanners

Privacy concerns forced TSA to scrap its backscatter machines, but radiation levels -- and possible future uses -- are still being studied.

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USGS draws FEMA a 3-D map

A U.S. Geological Survey mapping program will bring data and related mapping tools to bear on flood risk management and other hazards.

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Turning big data into better health outcomes

Federal entities are playing a number of roles in population health management as the practice continues to unfold.

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Airport security, health IT, cyber-collaboration and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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3 ways to get more out of the Data Act

An expert in government management and transformation argues more is required of Congress and agencies alike.

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SEC plans a makeover for EDGAR

The Securities and Exchange Commission intends to award a contract to overhaul its online public company filing system by the end of September.

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Northern Command nominee: U.S. behind in cyber defense

Adm. William Gortney says he would explore better coordination with DHS.