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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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Fraud-fighting analytics, email security and border IT

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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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."

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Twin brothers sentenced for hacking State Department

A State Department contractor and his twin brother are facing jail for conspiring to hack into State Department computer systems to obtain passport and visa information.

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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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New bill looks to NIST, FTC for cyber hygiene

A senior House Democrat proposes that federal agencies offer cyber best practices for use by government, private firms, and individuals.

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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.

18F builds cloud platform, FirstNet tweaks RFP and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Every threat is an insider threat

Instead of focusing on breaching the perimeter, attackers have increasingly shifted to compromising the human layer.

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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.

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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.

The 2015 Federal 100

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

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