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President Obama at the State of the Union 2015

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White House: Apple Pay Will Support Debit Cards for Social Security and Veterans Benefits

The federal government just endorsed Apple Pay in a big way.

Federal IT Projects Need Critical Care

Watchdogs at GAO put government IT project on High Risk List.

NSA Approves Samsung and Boeing Mobile Devices for Employee Use

As part of the NSA’s program to certify commercial off-the-shelf technology for use inside the agency, mobile devices from Samsung and Boeing have been cleared for use by NSA employees.

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Federal IT 'Playbook' Looks to Avoid Healthcare.gov Redux

White House digital services team urges CIOs to consider users' needs and iterative design as they roll out new citizen-facing IT projects.

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Intelligence Community Works to Get Beyond Snowden Stigma

Top intelligence lawyer pledges more transparency, looks to repair frayed relations with technology companies following Snowden disclosures.

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Security Concerns Cloud Federal Data Center Overhaul

Government CIOs are in the midst of an ambitious effort to modernize their data centers, but consolidation, virtualization and the cloud bring fresh security challenges.

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CIO Outlines Cloud Environment Goals at Department of Defense

Pentagon tech chief pledges more transparency with cloud service providers and calls on vendor community to rethink security, collaboration.

Mass surveillance 'endangers fundamental human rights,' says study

Countries should make laws restricting surveillance capabilities, says a European study

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State of the Union 2015: 5 Takeaways From the Most Tech Heavy Address in History

The clapping and cheering may be over, but Tuesday night's State of the Union in 2015 will live on for IT folks.

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Federal IT Leaders Want Cloud Vendors to Provide Clarity

FedRAMP director says industry needs to do more to document security protocols in cloud services as agencies look to broaden adoption of the program across government.

HealthCare.gov sending personal data to Twitter, Yahoo and Google

Privacy advocates warn the data could be misused

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Cuba's Pending Tech Revolution

Cuba is on the threshold of getting, potentially, a massive technology upgrade, thanks to a U.S. decision to ease economic sanctions. But this tiny island nation needs a lot of work.

Google Teams Up with PwC on Military Cloud Bid

Google is adding its muscle to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' bid to build a new cloud-based healthcare system for the military that would support its more than 9.7 million beneficiaries.

FBI access to surveillance program expands in recent years

The FBI has taken a more active role in the NSA's Prism program since 2008, according to an internal report

Weather forecasting made (slightly) easier with updated NOAA system

The National Weather Service could offer more accurate long-term forecasts by October

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10 Lessons U.S. Tech Managers Can Learn From Their Counterparts in China

China’s tech star is rising rapidly. Global companies -- and their savvy IT leaders -- should keep a close eye on the country’s technological transformation.

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White House Plans to Leave IT in Better Shape Than it Found it

Alissa Johnson, the White House deputy CIO, wants to make the sure the worst aspects of a presidential IT transition won't repeat themselves at the end of the Obama administration in 2016.

Tor, TrueCrypt, Tails topped the NSA's 'most wanted' list in 2012

The latest Snowden documents to be published reveal the security tools the NSA most wanted to crack in January 2012

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