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The long-term budget outlook

When the Congressional Budget Office reassured agencies that no last-minute sequesters are needed for fiscal 2014, it also revisited the long-term targets. The forecast: Steady growth, but slowly.

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Fed IT workers vote no confidence on data center uptime

Forty-two percent of federal IT workers surveyed by MeriTalk said downtime left them unable to do their jobs.

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Washington Technology announces 2014 Fast 50

For some firms, at least, the federal market is booming.

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DARPA seeks model to forecast fast-moving virus

DARPA issued a $150,000 challenge to build a model that accurately charts the path of the chikungunya virus through the Americas.

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GCN Award winners, online privacy, Syrian malware and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community

Energy.gov profile: Robert F Brese.

Energy Department CIO Brese headed to private sector

Bob Brese’s last day on the job as CIO at the Energy Department will be Sept. 5.

Infrastructure

Why FISMA is not enough for the Internet of Things

It's not just TSA devices that are vulnerable, says Billy Rios, director of threat intelligence at Qualys. And the procurement process is a crucial link in preventing back-door cyberattacks on federal facilities.

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HHS cloud plans, a key IT vacancy and talk of a cyber-specific service branch

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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For IG, the future is now at USPS

Inspector General David Williams takes a broad view of his role at the perennially cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service, including the development of new technologies and revenue streams.

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No on FITARA, yes on wearable gear, maybe on JSF software

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Army hits reset button on intelligence-sharing system

The next phase of the $5 billion Distributed Common Ground System will likely be open to bidders in fiscal 2016.

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The story behind DOT's cyber makeover

CIO Richard McKinney says it started with the realization that staff considered cybersecurity measures to be "inconvenient."