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Will hackers find bioweapon secrets in the cloud?

Some scientists fear that advanced research in virology, genetics, and other areas could result in unintended discoveries with the potential for weaponization, aided by the lax cybersecurity posture of many academic and research institutions.

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The ABCs of 18F

When GSA announced its in-house development startup, it got people talking, and not all the chatter was positive.

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Cyberattacks: Too much how, not enough why

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance wants potential victims to pay attention to strategy rather than tactics.

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SEC's MIDAS program highlights how to do big data

Rather than retroactively try to reconstruct the next market anomaly, the SEC launched the Market Information Data Analytics System, which collects more than one billion records per day.

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FCC seeks $13.5 million for IT modernization

Chairman Tom Wheeler calls his agency's computer systems incompatible and highly inefficient.

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TSA wants to link alarms with CCTV

Improving the interoperability of first responders' radio systems was also among the recommendations in a report written in response to the killing of a TSA officer last fall at LAX.

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HealthCare.gov gears up for last-minute surge

The tech team expects site traffic to spike as the March 31 enrollment deadline nears.

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The key to cost-effective cybersecurity

Leaders need to understand their responsibilities for achieving sound information security and managing IT-related security risks.

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4 key trends that every CIO should watch

The hot topics of 2014 are evolving quickly, and they present challenges and opportunities for federal agencies.

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White House details plans for protecting bulk metadata

Telephone companies will retain the records, but will have to ensure a "usable format" for the National Security Agency.

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Much ado about milCloud

DISA launches its internal cloud service, and industry players worry the deck may be stacked against them.

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DOD approves four cloud solutions for department-wide use

Commercial offerings meet DOD Impact Levels 1 and 2.