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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.

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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.

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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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Lawmakers propose 3.3% federal pay hike

Although the measure stands little chance of becoming law, it provides a rhetorical launching pad for Democrats who accuse the GOP of demonizing federal workers.

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CBP’s cargo data system takes next step

The Automated Commercial Environment is set to be fully in place by the end of 2016 and will replace CBP’s legacy import/export data systems.

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Software problems slow F-35 program

Delays could hurt the Joint Strike Fighter's capabilities even as the planes enter the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fleets.

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NFV: Turning network activities into software

Network functions virtualization promises to save time and money by running components such as firewalls and intrusion detection as virtual machines.

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McKinsey to consult with IRS on health care law IT

The IRS has its own IT office dedicated to compliance, but wants help dealing with a flurry of new releases due by 2016.

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'To purge or not to purge'

Trying to determine when spy agencies are required to dispose of data is something of a mystery, even to them.

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Filling in the blanks on GSA's cyber-response campus

Experts say cyber-response consolidation is a laudable goal, but warn that it is also fraught with potential problems.

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Justice IG finds fault with encryption practices

An audit ripped the U.S. Attorneys’ office for failing to secure laptops and tablets holding sensitive information.