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A $300 million IT flop

Six years and nearly $300 million later, the Social Security Administration has decided to press "reset" on its project to improve the claim processing system. Here's what happened.

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FBI plans Amazon cloud for developers

The FBI is looking for an unclassified system that conforms to the FISMA-moderate security level.

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OFPP nominee lays out agenda

Anne Rung told senators at her confirmation hearing that she hopes to create areas of specialization for acquisition officials.

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State's passport and visa system crashes

Problems with the Consular Consolidated Database could strand thousands of people waiting for documents around the globe.

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'Our goal is to eliminate you as an agency'

Senators grill a little-known Commerce Department agency on whether it's a redundant repository for reports and a middleman for agencies seeking to avoid complicated acquisition rules.

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DOD stresses testing, evaluation improvements

Officials tout Better Buying Power 2.0 as a catalyst for defense acquisition reform.

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FTC wants to stretch regulatory arm in big data

FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen says the key to using big data is understanding its limits and “emphasizing the need for human judgment.”

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GAO: What Congress' watchdogs are thinking

Meet the leaders behind all those audits.

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'History may be repeating itself' in cyberspace

On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 report's release, the men who guided the investigation are warning of new threats going unaddressed.

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The power of priorities, postponing DCGS-A and opening data in D.C.

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Nominee promises digital answers to VA problems

The Obama administration’s attempt to turn the page at the Veterans Affairs Department moved to Congress with the confirmation hearing of Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald.

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Former Navy secretary calls for minimalist approach to IT security

Richard Danzig argues that the U.S. government should "forsake some efficiencies" in the pursuit of security.