"NGA Strategy 2015" from the NGA

New NGA strategy touts automation, commercial capabilities

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo says geospatial intelligence is ripe for collaboration between industry and government.

virtual desktop abstract

GSA, SEWP, NITAAC collaborate on computer needs

Acquisition managers surveyed users at 26 federal agencies about what kinds of laptops and desktops are most commonly used, and used the input to set baseline configurations.

Katherine Archuleta

OPM head touts cyber revamp, mum on who’s to blame for breach

Appearing before a Senate committee was a peaceful affair for OPM Director Katherine Archuleta compared to the tongue-lashing she got in the House last week, but she still faced tough questions – and couldn't answer all of them.

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House passes check on Internet transition, multiple DHS measures

In addition to demanding review of any change to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, legislators pushed for IT consolidation, improved communications and other reforms for DHS component agencies.

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Unions play watchdog – and roadblock? – roles in OPM disaster

Federal labor unions are holding OPM accountable and fighting for workers after breaches exposed personal data – but did union bargaining help leave government systems vulnerable in the first place?

Project ATHENA creates surrogate human organ systems (image courtesy of Los Alamos National Laboratory).

Organs the size of a smartphone screen

“Homo minutus” could revolutionize the way biologists and medical personnel screen new drugs or toxic agents.

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Grassley unsatisfied with DOD response to ex-comptroller case

Sen. Charles Grassley and the Defense Department have traded letters over the alleged mistreatment of former Defense Information Systems Agency Comptroller Jimaye Sones.

Founder and CEO, Shared Services Leadership Coalition, John Marshall.

Federal shared services: Why legislation is necessary

The White House could use a push to pick up the pace on shared services and lock in the benefits for future administrations.

Hires at USDA and AT&L, and drone delivery arrives

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Notification deadline passes, feds exposed in OPM breaches still in the dark

The scope of the Office of Personnel Management breaches remains unclear as personal information exposure notifications continue to reach current and former feds.

Joe Jordan

FedBid emerging from a tough winter, says CEO

"Nine months ago we had 75 agency customers. We still have 75 agency customers," says former OFPP head Joe Jordan.

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House Intel panel, White House spar over new cyber agency

The intelligence authorization bill would, the White House says, leave the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center with too broad a set of responsibilities and a dearth of resources.

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