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GSA's Schedule 70 drills in on health IT

As federal health care agencies' spending on IT continues to rise, GSA gives health IT a dedicated Special Item Number on its largest, most-used contract.

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Marines could see secure handhelds by 2019

A new program will provide rugged secure handheld smart devices to Marines.

DHS asks industry about cyberthreats to mobility

The Science and Technology Directorate at DHS is tapping industry for clues to the mobile cyberthreat landscape.

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VA picks NASA executive for CISO slot

Senior NASA IT manager Roopangi Kadakia will take over the top IT security job at the Department of Veterans Affairs, FCW has learned.

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Agencies see a long and expensive path to the cloud

Officials at the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Marine Corps stressed the importance of modernizing legacy systems, but warned that the cloud does not come easy or cheap.

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How military strategy can improve cyber response

Cyberattacks will occur. Preparation is the key -- and civilian agencies could take a cue from the military’s sustained readiness model.

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White House backs $400M push for 5G research

The Advanced Wireless Research Initiative, led by NSF, will sow the seeds for next-generation wireless services in the U.S. by setting up research networks to experiment with applications.

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Watchdog: DOD's infrastructure push needs scope

The Pentagon's push toward a common IT infrastructure lacks workforce planning and other management details, including a more precise scope, according to a new GAO report.

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Can 18F's Cloud.gov pass FedRAMP review?

The Cloud.gov team details its ongoing efforts to secure a provisional authority to operate.

Justice Department putting smart guns to the test

The National Institute of Justice is conducting a smart gun technology challenge and asking for feedback on ways such tech could be integrated into federal law enforcement firearms.

White House pushes agency heads to expand open data

New guidance issued by two White House offices outlines best practices for agency leaders to open more data, engage with citizens digitally and solicit public feedback.

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BYOD is evolving for a cyber-conscious age

Bring-your-own device policies were envisioned as a way to save money during a time of budget cuts, but policies are pivoting as government gets increasingly security conscious.

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