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SEC MIDAS analytics

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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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.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testifying before Congress

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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HealthCare.gov gears up for last-minute surge

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

Dan Chenok and John Lainhart of IBM

The key to cost-effective cybersecurity

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

Mark Weber

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.

NSA headquarters

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.

cloud security

Much ado about milCloud

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

cloud security

DOD approves four cloud solutions for department-wide use

Commercial offerings meet DOD Impact Levels 1 and 2.

sphere of binary data

McConnell: Laws and policies 'have not kept pace' with cyber threats

Former DNI says increased information-sharing, comprehensive legislation and international agreements are key.

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'The end of hype for cloud'

The next step in making the most of cloud services is establishing effective acquisition strategies for federal agencies.

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Cloud's potential depends on interoperability

Cloud technology is becoming a force multiplier for emerging mobility and big data capabilities at federal agencies.