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Los Alamos Nat’l Lab Updates Bioinformatics Research Tool; Ben McMahon Comments

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The Los Alamos National Laboratory has updated its Sequedex bioinformatics software that works to identify DNA sequences from viruses and other microorganisms to aid medical treatment, research and diagnosis functions. LANL said Monday that the new version classifies DNA fragments by recognizing patterns and linking them to their function and phylogeny based on a database of …

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Lawmakers Propose Federal IT Reform With 2015 Defense Authorization Bill

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U.S. lawmakers have included a new proposed bill in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 that will give agency chief information officers greater authority over spending and contracting, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes that the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act would enable CIOs to make decisions on IT-related …

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Roger Clark: New Commerce Dept Enterprise Security Center Works as ‘Intell-Gathering Org’

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The Commerce Department has formed a new enterprise security oversight center in a move to expand its role in leadership over the cybersecurity posture of the department’s bureaus, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jared Serbu writes the department intends for the center to further the government’s continuous diagnostics and mitigation effort toward information sharing. Roger …

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DoD Unveils Military Commercial Cloud Strategy

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The Defense Department has released a report on its planned approaches to ensure information security as the Pentagon pushes increase adoption of commercial cloud for military systems, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes that the “DoD Cloud Way Forward” guidance includes modified and separate requirements for non-national security systems, new impact levels, a …

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