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Pentagon raises payout in DHMSM hosting deal

The Pentagon is paying more than expected for the hosting portion of its coming electronic health record, and it is considering whether to find a separate vendor down the line.

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FITARA, strategic sourcing could limit wireless IoT

FITARA and wireless BPAs are great, but they’re also potentially confining wireless device technology, a new study says.

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Uber, but for feds

Recently introduced legislation would open the world of modern transportation apps to federal reimbursement.

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USPS flooded with false malware positives

The U.S. Postal Service's cyber incident system is overwhelmingly identifying normal activity as malicious, according to a new inspector general report.

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Court: Feds can't hide outside emails from FOIA

Emails that contain government records don't gain immunity from FOIA just because they reside on an non-governmental system, an appeals court decided July 5.

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NASA nails wry Juno outreach

Adding a sardonic dash to its trademark social media openness, NASA celebrated the initial success of its mission to Jupiter.

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Is analog the answer for securing the grid?

The scope and nature of the cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid last year has spurred legislation in Congress that would make the U.S. grid less digitized.

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Army seeks to use cyber at tactical level

Feedback from a series of exercises will inform how the Army fights on a future digital battlefield and could have a ripple effect on U.S. Cyber Command.

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GSA warns agencies that telecom transition is coming fast

The director of the $50 billion EIS contract reminded agencies that they have only four months to complete plans to transition their telecom services.

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No charges in Clinton email case

In unusual public statement, FBI Director Comey slams Hillary Clinton's e-mail practices and lax security culture at State Department, while declining to recommend charges.

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Why chief data officers don't do much tech

In many cases, federal CDOs find themselves focused less on technology and more on playing adviser to leaders within their agencies.

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DOD updates enterprise services framework

The latest version of the Defense Department-wide Enterprise Service Management Framework places more emphasis on managing IT risk.