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E-invoice mandate, Flash malware spike and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IFTTT: Your digital duct tape

IFTTT's developer platform can fuel everything from open archives to wearable devices with government application programming interfaces.

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Improving the skills of your IT staff

Assessing your employees' abilities and identifying skills gaps require a less subjective approach.

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NIST app competition, Clapper's hack warning, DIA protests and a new intel CIO

News and notes from around the federal IT community.


Treasury takes to Twitter to tout 10

The Treasury Department has enlisted 18F to assist its digital strategy and social media campaign for #TheNew10 launch of the first U.S. currency featuring a woman.

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NIST launches step-by-step cyber guide series

The publication provides IT implementers and security engineers with a detailed security architecture to copy or recreate.

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Is public growing 'desensitized' to breaches?

Monzy Merza, chief security evangelist for operational intelligence software firm Splunk, worries that the OPM hack will lead to less concern over smaller but still dangerous incidents.

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FOIA tech, OPM scam and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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e-QIP returns, appropriators back credit protection, senators prod SEC on open data

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Building an open environment for innovation

Federal IT leaders can more effectively promote innovation at their agencies by promoting an organizational climate that is open to risk and change.

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Talk more cloud

'Cloud' might be a tired buzzword, but in the federal technology space, the specifics of how cloud actually gets done aren't talked up enough, government cloud gurus say.

NASA Flickr: New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), center, along with other team members, reacts as he views new images from the spacecraft for the first time, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md.

Pictures from the stars, powered by cloud

NASA's Pluto flyby beamed never-before-seen images to audiences new and old. Cloud services helped make the event go smoothly.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.

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