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 Wikimedia image: A U.S. Air Force pilot navigates an F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing into position to refuel with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 336th Air Refueling Squadron over the northwest coast of Florida May 16, 2013.

Untold lines of code make Pentagon weapons vulnerable

DOD officials are up against a daunting challenge in making weapons systems more secure from hackers.

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Health IT, one-stop convenience pitched as NITAAC advantages

Sorting out the alphabet soup of federal acquisition options means focusing on what your agency values most.

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Insider threats, dashboard light, drone traffic control and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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HHS Buyers Club tees up second RFP

The HHS acquisition innovator is looking for a vendor to handle a web overhaul for the Office of Population Affairs.

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CMS to expand access to data program

Program data had been reserved for use by researchers, academics and journalists. Now developers can get their hands on it.

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To meet new threats, IRS might need an old tool

In the wake of a massive breach, the IRS says it can stay one step ahead with more money -- and a special hiring authority.

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GSA agile RFP expected this week

The goal of the proposed blanket purchase agreement would be to decrease software acquisition cycles to less than four weeks.

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Modified BPA for CDM coming within 30 days

The crucial next phase of the $6 billion acquisition vehicle will focus on identity management.

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Encryption warning, email assurance, a health IT SIN and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Ash Carter on Facebook, supercomputing at LLNL and GPS alternatives

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A more efficient path to online accessibility

Karen Evans explains why a global accessibility standard is in everyone's interest -- and why agency CIOs should help push for it.

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Are agencies really ready for the Internet of Things?

From storage to security, the risks are significant — but ignoring the IoT is not an option.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.