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Fraud-fighting analytics, email security and border IT

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Senators look to promote health data sharing with new bill

A new bill takes aim at interoperability, usability and security for electronic health records.

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Techies are hurting, federal employee survey shows

In the newest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, feds show they're feeling better than they have over the past few years – but there's still room for improvement, especially in mission-critical IT.

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Do air gaps protect nuke power plant systems?

Industrial control systems at nuclear power plants are typically isolated from the Internet, but there are potential bridges for hackers to beat such "air gaps."

Jerry McGinn, Principal Deputy Director at Office of the Secretary of Defense.

DOD looks to predict key defense markets

The Defense Department should take a “more proactive and predictive approach” to identifying key technologies in the defense industrial base that need nurturing, a Pentagon official said Oct. 5.

Kelly Olson keeps eyes on the prize

At age 5, is opening doors to the federal market for problem solvers, but it may never be a vehicle for large-scale IT projects.

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$50B federal telecom RFP coming in mid-October

The General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract will anchor the agency's NS 2020 telecommunications strategy.

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Navy establishes permanent cyber division

Navy officials are trying to build on the momentum of the yearlong Task Force Cyber Awakening to drive a lasting, more secure cyber posture at the service.

Making FITARA matter: An IT management maturity model

The co-chairs of ACT-IAC's FITARA Implementation Project unveil its first tool for agency IT leaders.

18F builds cloud platform, FirstNet tweaks RFP and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Senate EHR legislation looms

A Senate panel sized up the state of electronic health records with an eye on rules that would shape digitized records nationwide.

OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

OPM notices go out, GAO dings GPRA progress, ag security gets crowdsourced and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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