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DHS official: Cloud fuels progress

CTO Michael Hermus says the cloud "represents endless opportunity" for DHS and other federal agencies because it shifts the focus from infrastructure to mission-oriented services.

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DOD unveils Boston innovation hub

Defense Secretary Ash Carter cut the ribbon on an east coast version of the Pentagon's Silicon Valley innovation unit.

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How to be a more effective IT buyer

Armed with data on their spending patterns, suppliers and markets, agencies can manage their demand for IT and shape suppliers' behavior.

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Interior seeks to 'geofence' wildfires

The Interior Department has unveiled a prototype app to keep private drones from interfering with aerial firefighting efforts.

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Afghan IT sector growing, with federal investment

The information and communications technology sector in warn-torn Afghanistan is growing with U.S. help, but tracing agencies' exact investments is not easy.

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IG slams FBI's 'subjective' approach to cyberthreats

In a new report, the Justice Department's inspector general says the FBI’s yearly process for prioritizing cyberthreats might not accurately identify the most pressing threats.

CTIIC chief: We're up and running

The nascent Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center provides a mechanism for attributing cyber breaches to threat actors.

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DNA data storage capabilities hold promise for federal agencies

DNA-based data storage technologies could be a more secure answer for federal agencies' encrypted data, according to researchers.

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Census moves ahead with 2017 testing plans

The Census Bureau is seeking public feedback on its plan to use Puerto Rico as a proving ground for tech in advance of the 2020 enumeration.

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NRC sheds 1962 handwriting rule

After 54 years, a rule requiring the atomic energy secretary to handwrite changes to official agency transcripts is being deleted.

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FCC: New 5G framework fosters health IT innovation

The FCC's 5G rules could enable health IT innovations such as remote medical care, mobile applications and wireless body sensors, according to a top agency official.

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Are U.S. chemical plants ready for cyberattacks?

A top DHS official said the coordinated cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid last year should be a wake-up call for critical infrastructure providers in the U.S.

FCW in Print

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

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