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Sandia wants to help security analysts see better

A research agreement with EyeTracking Inc. could benefit intelligence analysts working to identify security threats.

BlackBerry joins cyber alliance, FBI opens biometric tech center and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Sprint leaders take a modest lap

Two agencies stood above the rest at the end of the federal cyber sprint, and one of them was the agency at the center of the cybersecurity maelstrom.

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Booz Allen tapped for $202 million contract

Systems integration work could extend through 2020; QSSI to continue with system testing.

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Scott: FITARA marks sea change for IT

Federal CIO Tony Scott also asserted that more IT spending is needed: "You can't save your way to success."

Can Phaedra Chrousos move the needle at GSA?

With a focus on entrepreneurship and customer service, the agency's first-ever chief customer officer is applying private-sector solutions to the often sclerotic federal bureaucracy.

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NIST identifies objectives for cyber standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is proposing four broad objectives as the foundation for international standards in cyberspace.

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Booking a satellite, busting on executive orders and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Decrypting outbound data a key to security

Decrypting and inspecting network traffic is still a work in progress for federal agencies, according to F5 Networks' Randy Wood.

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OMB releases cyber guidance for contractors

With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity.

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LGBTQ techies take over the White House

Diversity stood at center stage as programmers tackled problems ranging from minority tech hiring to criminal justice reform.

DHS cyber appointments, email hacking, NSF grants and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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