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NASA releasing source code catalogue

The April 10 release will detail a wide variety of applications available for public use -- albeit in PDF form only for now.

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Feds propose streamlined strategy for health IT

A new report proposes a "risk based" approach that gives developers latitude to build computer applications for health records and capturing patient data, without the long lead times and trials that accompany FDA approval.

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IT Dashboard now rates HealthCare.gov as 'moderately high risk'

The escalation from medium risk reflects critical back-end tasks that remain incomplete and comes after most consumer-facing problems have been fixed.

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A mixed forecast for dark cloud services

Disaster recovery as a service offers advantages, experts say, but agencies must understand the risks.

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Navy trims NGEN transition timeline

The transition of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet to a new government-owned system had been delayed by bid protests and the government shutdown, but

IBM Center Innovation Report

Government innovates, and people notice

Nearly 90 percent those surveyed for a new IBM Center report said their projects got media attention.

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Watch out for 'the guy in cubicle 3B'

It's easier to recruit an insider than to hack from the outside, warns the former FBI man who had a leading role in catching notorious spy Robert Hanssen.

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IT testing for 2020 count running behind

GAO auditors said that although the Census Bureau has made progress on the IT for the decennial count, several of the supporting projects have neither a schedule nor a detailed plan.

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Data breach response leaves something to be desired

The number of federal agency data breaches involving personally identifiable information increased from 10,481 in 2009 to 25,566 in 2013.

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DARPA does biotech

The mission of the new Biological Technologies Office is to explore the intersection of technology and the physical sciences.


DHS warns of fake help-desk scams

An uptick in attacks could be tied to the pending expiration of support for the Windows XP operating system.

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Lawmaker: Staffing expenses threaten CBP tech acquisition

Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske assured appropriators that his agency is moving ahead with cost-efficient programs to monitor borders and ports of entry.