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Prepping HealthCare.gov, rethinking DOD contracts and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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18F hackathon aims to involve more women in civic tech

GSA's innovation hub hosts training day and coding collaboration geared toward women in technology.

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Maybe it's the managers who need training

The Presidential Management Fellows program aims to train the agency leaders of tomorrow and is expanding its STEM efforts. But many of the fellows say the program is falling short.

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Should social media affect your security clearance?

As continuous evaluation efforts ramp up, the intelligence community is testing ways to fold online postings into the mix.

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DHS to gather more data from visa-less travelers

Online visa waiver system expanding to help address security concerns.

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Cyber recruiting, a notable election loss, NetCents setbacks and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What happens when you drop a nuclear warhead on concrete?

Sandia Labs test is designed to replicate a crane accidentally dropping the weapon's re-entry body onto a concrete surface.

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Rung looks to procurement workforce, collaboration

Specific proposals on hiring will be forthcoming soon, says the Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator.

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DOD tries to allay industry fears on intellectual property

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Katrina McFarland says the Pentagon wants to own the interoperable parts of a system, not a firm’s commercial secrets.

Screen capture of HealthCare.gov in November 2014.

Accenture 'confident' about open enrollment

The firm does not expect a repeat of the problems that plagued the HealthCare.gov website a year ago but acknowledges that challenges lie ahead.

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GSA IT gets privacy impact assessment policy

IT program managers and system owners will be responsible for ensuring that the systems under their jurisdiction undergo a privacy impact assessment.

Surface Pro is OK, program inventories are not, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!