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VA set to test new-look health record interface

VA's pending system helps solve the agency's internal interoperability problems, while extending data to the DoD.

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Why precision attacks succeed, and what agencies need to know

The OPM breach is getting all the attention, but recent attacks on State Department and White House systems should have agencies equally concerned.

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Scott tells agency CIOs to speed up security measures

The federal CIO's message to agency IT officials doesn't mention the OPM breach, but it certainly conveys a sense of urgency.

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Integrated acquisition, agile procurement and defense tech spending

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Interoperable radio issues still hound DHS

Almost 14 years after the September 11 attacks, radio interoperability remains a dream deferred.

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Of garden hoses, tennis bracelets and FedRAMP

"Not every application is meant for the cloud," says the director of the GSA program that certifies cloud security.

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McCain touts DOD/Silicon Valley ties, RAND ponders cyber reputations, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Heidi Shyu, United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology

Army fights a two-front cyber war

The Army has been testing weapon systems for sophisticated cyber threats, but it was an attack on its public website that underscored the breadth of the challenge facing defense agencies.

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How flexible should FITARA be?

The federal CIO told House watchdogs that IT reform would be implemented with strict oversight, but there are already rumblings inside agencies about possible exceptions.

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Counting cloud contracts, defense approps, net governance and info sharing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Bookshelf: Critical Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge transfer through discovery

Rules and data are relatively easy to share, but capturing an organization's deep, experience-based knowledge requires special effort.

OMB cyber group meeting with a dozen agencies on steps to improve security

New oversight program targets slow progress on two-factor authentication and other cybersecurity practices.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.