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VA accepts contractors' offer of help with scheduling

The Northern Virginia Technology Council volunteered its services in June to help the Veterans Affairs Department fix its patient scheduling system.

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Venture capital, lame ducks, crime maps and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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New presidential fellows zoom in on VA

Six of the 27 newly announced Presidential Innovation Fellows will work at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Do robots dream of big government?

Law professor Ryan Calo suggests getting out in front of the regulatory gap in robotics by establishing a Federal Robotics Commission.

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DOD communications: Bringing it all together

DISA, the Army and the Air Force are expecting an RFP release for unified capabilities in a private cloud by the end of the year.

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Treasure map, biometric ID, DISA devices and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Battling bacteria with software

Sandia National Labs has developed software that will help researchers find weaknesses in deadly bacteria.

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Making the health data move

Karen DeSalvo is leading a years-long process to create standards for interoperability in heath IT.

Trust issues

Although tools to combat insider threats are maturing, DOD and the intelligence community know that technology is just part of the solution.

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Cloud computing under siege

Why advocates of data localization are missing the real security risks.

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CDM dashboard stirs second contractor controversy

Agiliance is complaining that two companies involved in the Department of Homeland Security's acquisition engaged in questionable joint marketing.

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Smart suits, cloud sharing, Facebook for terrorists and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.