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Marina Martin, VA CTO.

Marina Martin: Building a new digital service at VA

In an interview with FCW, the Department of Veterans Affairs' chief technology officer talks about overhauling the digital experience for VA customers.

U.S. Capitol at Night

Senate moves to open-data format

Government watchdogs called the move "great news for the ecosystem."

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'CIOs shouldn't have five-year plans'

Funding is set for another year, but federal IT managers say they still need to keep their eye on the budget ball.

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FEMA contract, Secret Service tech and more NDAA provisions

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

DHS on Instagram, an app for the border and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Sandia National Lab, open source robot technology.

Sandia looks to open-source robot tech

The national lab is developing more energy-efficient motors to improve the endurance of legged robots used in disaster response.

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NIST can help you measure the cloud

The "Cloud Computing Service Metrics Description" proposes objective standards for gauging the success of cloud services.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen formalizes new DOD cloud procurement policy

Memo from Defense Department's acting CIO ends DISA monopoly on cloud procurements, addresses security standards.

Beth McCormick (image courtesy of defense.gov).

DOD prioritizes tech transfer to trusted Asian allies

Amid top-brass concerns about China's theft of U.S. military intellectual property, Defense Technology Security Administration Director Beth McCormick laid out DOD’s approach to secure technology transfers.

New fed incubator, OASIS on-ramps and NIST guidance

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DHS cyber division opens up on R&D

A three-day event in D.C. is highlighting technologies developed and fostered by DHS S&T's Cyber Security Division.

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For fun and profit: Data entrepreneurs size up Recreation.gov RFP

Open-data advocates want to see developers build booking websites and apps to compete with the longtime vendor at Recreation.gov.

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