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Can tech streamline the 2020 Census and save $5B?

The Census Bureau announced plans to fold in new technology and third party data into its 2020 population count, but questions remain about the viability of the Bureau's enterprise IT.

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NDAA would change cyber acquisition, Gross tapped for CIO post at FDIC and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Roadmapping: A key tool for FITARA compliance

A technology roadmap can help agencies reap the benefits FITARA has to offer. Here are the four stages of a successful effort.

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The DARPA seal of approval, GSA's crowded hallways and NASA's big giveaway

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Senate to tackle CISA after mid-October break

After a summer of delays, an information sharing bill appears poised to move in the Senate.

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DOD looks to predict key defense markets

The Defense Department should take a “more proactive and predictive approach” to identifying key technologies in the defense industrial base that need nurturing, a Pentagon official said Oct. 5.

Kelly Olson

Challenge.gov keeps eyes on the prize

At age 5, Challenge.gov is opening doors to the federal market for problem solvers, but it may never be a vehicle for large-scale IT projects.

18F builds cloud platform, FirstNet tweaks RFP and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Richard Spires

IT Insecurity: Aggressive use of security solutions

To avoid massive data breaches in the future, the government must address its cumbersome acquisition process and misguided IT security practices.

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FAA looks to 2016 for drone rules

The aviation regulator missed a Congressional deadline to develop rules of the sky-ways for drones.

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5 things agencies get wrong about infosec

A GAO report finds persistent weaknesses in how federal agencies protect their data and their IT systems.

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Congress avoids a government shutdown ... for now

House and Senate both approve a measure to maintain funding at fiscal 2015 levels through Dec. 11.

The 2015 Federal 100

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

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