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Army extends General Dynamics IT work on African news websites

Congress had voted to shutter the sites, but the Pentagon is continuing to operate them.

HP splits, CBP floats and FISMA scores

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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9 things to look for in an open-source project

Although there is no litmus test for "good" open source, there are several indicators of a healthy project, writes GitHub's Ben Balter.

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Leidos team touts interoperability in military EHR bid

Leidos, Accenture and electronic health records provider Cerner are teaming up to go after the $11 billion Defense Department EHR contract. Here's why they think they can close the deal.

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5 predictions for fiscal 2015

The Information Technology Industry Council's Trey Hodgkins offers his forecast for the coming year.

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5 agency IT predictions for 2015

Red Hat's Gunnar Hellekson shares his forecast for the coming year.

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DHS network scanning authority, federal lab feedback and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

ODNI crowdsources speech-recognition software

Automatic speech-recognition software that works in challenging acoustic environments is the "holy grail of the speech research community."

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Risky business

SBA's innovation office invests in solutions to problems that don't yet exist – like the 2007 seed funding for research into an effective Ebola treatment.

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FEMA logistics management system falls short

An IG report says the system does not communicate well with those of FEMA partners, making it difficult to track supplies for disaster relief.

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More SEWP V vendors, DOD cloud pilots, NSF data projects and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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CMS releases trove of data on payments to doctors and hospitals

The first batch of data covers $3.5 billion in payments from firms to health professionals between Aug. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013, but CMS and the AMA warned about drawing any definitive conclusions from it.