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Hill hackathon tackles transparency, efficiency -- FCW


The Congressional Hackathon included pitches from tech groups to improve citizens' ... "We can build really smart tools" now that bills are posted online in XML format, she added. ... Next generation of ground robots will use mesh networking

Lawmakers look to keep close tabs on VA's health record switch -- FCW


Lawmakers look to keep close tabs on VA's health record switch ... A bipartisan quartet of lawmakers from the House Committee on Veterans Affairs ... At the time, officials said the move to a common system would streamline the storage and ...

SEC owns up to 2016 breach -- FCW


Click here to receive FCW magazine for FREE! ... A key government financial database of was breached in 2016, said the Securities and ... Additionally, the system has been modernized to accept structured data filings in XML and XBRL form.

DISA's new vice director focuses on cyber tools for battle -- FCW


Share ... DISA's new vice director focuses on cyber tools for battle ... Her top priorities include ensuring the Defense Department's lethal capabilities, ... She is also looking to improve the outfitting of combat troops with battlefield ...

A good-news story about cost control -- FCW


Development of new military weapons and new IT systems are two of the biggest-ticket ... There are some big differences between the management approaches the government uses in ... Some of them have potential applicability to IT acquisition.

GPO rethinks its business model -- FCW


Another undertaking for which GPO is preparing is the conversion of the entire catalogue of the statutes at-large to the U.S. Markup Language data format, a species of XML. ... Commercial satellite work fuels growth of government business

Congress wants oversight of DOD cyber ops -- FCW


Such actions can be offensive operations or "a defensive cyber operation outside the ... "This proposal to enhance congressional oversight of sensitive military cyber ... Library of Congress reports progress on IT security and modernization

M2M cyberthreat protocol is ready for prime time -- FCW


Share ... Participants in the information sharing program connect to a common platform called ... STIX 1.0 used XML, which "has fallen out of favor with much of the developer community," according to the documentation for STIX on Github.

NIST gets new cyber powers under House bill -- FCW


Despite some concerns over funding and cybersecurity reporting redundancy, the House ... Additionally, it would produce annual reports on the framework's implementation in ... He contended the measure won't make NIST an enforcement agency.

How would Trump’s proposed cuts affect the Census? -- FCW


Share ... Tweet ... How would Trump’s proposed cuts affect the Census? ... Commerce is a sprawling department that houses several IT-intensive bureaus and ... As it stands, hundreds of presidentially appointed positions remain unfilled, ...

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