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Critical infrastructure under attack -- and unprepared

Only about one in four executives in a new survey said security was among the top five strategic priorities at their companies.

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Does interoperability have to be hard?

Everyone agrees that electronic health record systems work only when different platforms can communicate, but standards are still a work in progress.

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Are the spending floodgates about to open?

New analysis from Deltek suggests that fourth-quarter agency spending could be especially strong this year.

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Making the most of the cloud: A software-defined approach

Software-defined environments break down the silos between network, storage and computing capabilities -- something most agencies are just beginning to explore.

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Keeping tabs on costs at Interior

A decision by senior IT officials to review every tech purchase of more than $3,000 has paid handsome dividends at the Interior Department.

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How IT and accounting can play nice

Financial shared services and Data Act compliance will drive more CIO/CFO collaboration. Here's how it should work.

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Terrorist tweets, spectrum modeling, gun tracking and video conferencing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Federal hiring at a glance

The Partnership for Public Service's latest hiring report reveals a federal workforce that is not getting any bigger or younger.

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The future of GWACs

Executives in charge of government-wide acquisition contracts discuss how they're adapting to agencies' changing needs.

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DOD acquisition reform focused on people, not processes

Undersecretary Frank Kendall sees cultural change taking root among the Pentagon's 150,000-strong acquisition workforce.

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Biometric database, software inventory, smallpox and a prescreening milestone

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Bureau of Prisons mulls eDiscovery computers for inmates

While there isn't yet an active solicitation, the Bureau of Prisons is seeking cost information on a combined hardware-software eDiscovery system.