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Inside the CIA's new Digital Directorate

The CIA's brand new Directorate for Digital Innovation brings together the spy agency's CIO shop, cyber capabilities, and open source intelligence.

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FAA looks to 2016 for drone rules

The aviation regulator missed a Congressional deadline to develop rules of the sky-ways for drones.

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Clinton aide wanted to go public about State's 'antiquated' tech

After leaving government, former top State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter wanted to blow the whistle on shadow IT to get more funding for better tech.

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Ideas for the next president

It's not too early to start thinking about how to help the upcoming administration define its priorities for improving federal IT.

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Spoofing the feds, EHR interoperability and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Shutdown guide, CTO study, US/UK cyber ties and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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For NGA, key to open source might be embracing uncertainty

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has made a point of hitching its operations to the boom in open source data. The next step could be philosophical -- a willingness to accept uncertainty.

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OPM trumpets the 1 percent

In a partial release of major survey results, the Office of Personnel Management touted improvement, though the data reveal only minor changes in federal employee feelings.

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NSA director fears shutdown effect on employee morale

Even the prospect of another government shutdown has the head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command worried that more of his workforce will decamp for the private sector.

GWACs pull in billions on IT orders as fiscal year winds down

NITAAC, SEWP V and other government-wide IT contracting vehicles are doing a booming business as the end of fiscal 2015 looms.

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Will protecting Wi-Fi crowd out innovation?

Industry is pushing back against the prospect of spectrum restrictions as the age-old tradeoff – stability or innovation – looms with mobile connectivity.

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Army looks for long-term IT plan

With short- and medium-term plans for IT modernization in place, the Army remains on the hunt for a long-term vision.

The Fed 100

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

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