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More China hacking, a deputy director for OPM and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cooper back in the saddle at Commerce

After a 40-year career, Steve Cooper came out of retirement to take the CIO reins at the sprawling agency.

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ICITE ready to ramp up, ODNI official says

The long-planned joint IT environment is becoming more tangible to intel analysts.

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Issa report paints picture of strife, factionalism in run-up to HealthCare.gov launch

IT leaders at the Health and Human Services Department considered pushing for a limited launch to test for problems, but were rebuffed.

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Census data scandal 'not as bad as we initially thought'

A Commerce Department IG report and a joint congressional investigation effectively cleared the Philadelphia Census office of allegations that it manipulated data for political purposes but found plenty of other problems.

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Palantir's GSA pricing info posted on Hacker News site

The post includes a price list taken from the GSA Advantage ordering system -- which GSA says is not even accurate -- for Palantir Technologies' Gotham and Metropolis products.

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Analytics will target obvious health law fraudsters, tax official says

IRS's head of compliance and analytics plans for new complexities surrounding health insurance subsidies and other trouble spots.

Eliminating reports, monitoring email, funding ID research and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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ISIS cyber capability judged more 'aspirational' than operational

The terrorist group’s slick social media presence is a far cry from being able to hack critical infrastructure, cybersecurity experts say.

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The burdens of data for IGs and auditors alike

The results are in for AGA & Kearny’s latest survey for federal IGs and state auditors, listing data analytics and cybersecurity at the forefront of their concerns.

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Sharpe explains what's in the hallways

The head of the Federal Acquisition Service says “category hallways” will be beacons to federal buyers and suppliers looking for ways to manage the procurement process.

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VA accepts contractors' offer of help with scheduling

The Northern Virginia Technology Council volunteered its services in June to help the Veterans Affairs Department fix its patient scheduling system.

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