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Cyber protections contemplated for U.S. election systems

The White House and Department of Homeland Security could deem election systems to be critical infrastructure, but official responses to cyberattack are still fluid.

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Future shock: Big-data capability predicts electrical grid needs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is using data and supercomputing power to determine how the power grid will react to climate pressures and a growing population.

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DISA opens competition for massive IT services contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency has released its request for proposals for the Communications Capacity Services Contract -- a single-award, $902 million acquisition vehicle.

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Sprinting to solutions

A trio from Google Ventures shows what's possible when the agile mentality is applied to more than just code.

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OMB unveils category management policy for mobile

Mobile devices and services get the buying scrutiny that has already been applied to laptops, desktops and software licensing.


Government approves first-ever private moon voyage

In what could be considered peak privatization, the Federal Aviation Administration has cleared a commercial firm to conduct a lunar landing.

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How social media can help spot insider threats

A recent directive on using individuals’ social media activity in the security clearance process is a good first step, but it could go even further.

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New data center guidance shifts emphasis from consolidation to optimization

OMB's Data Center Optimization Initiative gives agencies new metrics and goals for fiscal 2018.

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GSA confident that EIS is on track

Despite a recently announced delay in feedback for bidders, GSA's next-generation telecommunications contract already has transition plans bubbling.

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GAO: More data needed on costs and benefits of telework

The government watchdog wants OPM to track the savings associated with telework and provide guidance for agencies to quantify the costs and benefits.

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Beyond the lab: Government innovation in unlikely places

Dedicated innovation shops are in vogue, but a culture of user-centered thinking can be put to work in any corner of government.

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NIST takes a stab at defining IoT

A new NIST model helps developers better understand the Internet of Things and its security challenges by breaking down the IoT into manageable building blocks.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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