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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.

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Security checks, Moore's law, spectrum sharing and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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HealthCare.gov IT contract opens for bidders

A few bells and whistles are planned for the next iteration of HealthCare.gov.

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The dirty truth about missing emails

While many agencies have been developing and adopting strategies to manage their records electronically, the IRS scandal has revealed a gaping chasm between policy and implementation.