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Willie May

May leads NIST, Sandia explores scanning

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The Internet of government things

U.S. CTO Todd Park and GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini peg the Internet of things as a tool that could revolutionize the way government delivers services.

Shaun Donovan at his June 11 confirmation hearing for the role of OMB director.

Donovan talks up management in OMB confirmation hearing

Senators tell nominee that Sylvia Burwell will be a tough act to follow as director.

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TSA looks to cloud providers for disaster recovery

The move is part of a broader plan to move the DHS component to virtual services.

Terry Halvorsen

Acting DOD CIO goes public

Terry Halvorsen offers transparency and better data in town hall-style appearance before vendors.

U.S. Capitol Dome - Photo by the Architect of the Capitol

House bill seeks to reform DHS buying habits

The measure also would make DHS' CIO the lead technical authority for that agency's IT acquisition programs.

Stephen Warren

VA is acquiring new scheduling IT, says CIO

An acquisition is in the works to replace VA’s troubled scheduling software with a commercial system.

FedRAMP logo -- GSA image

FedRAMP deadline a soft one

Neither the GSA nor OMB is taking a hard stance on compliance with cloud-security guidelines, at least for the time being.

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USAF cloud pilot, FSSI protests, highway hackers, a new day for drones and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Amazon takes up HealthCare.gov role

Adding AWS as a subcontractor is one piece of the plan to overhaul HealthCare.gov before the next open enrollment period.

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TSA says incoming PreCheck data might contain errors

Booking agents and airline data systems can sometimes inadvertently short-circuit the transfer of personal data used to link participants to their Known Traveler Numbers.