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Malware warning, good and bad news on contracting, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Executive order targets labor law violators

The latest White House contracting directive singles out vendors while ignoring a much broader problem, says Alan Chvotkin of the Professional Services Council.

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GSA steps away from financial, HR services

The agency will no longer provide shared services in those areas to focus on core competencies, such as acquisition and IT.

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Border crisis shines a light on DHS tech woes

The flood of unaccompanied minors to the southern border has highlighted the need for more efficient and effective technologies to track both documented and undocumented immigrants.

GAO blasts planning, oversight and cost overruns for HealthCare.gov

Politically motivated decision-making – and the over-arching desire to meet the October 2013 launch date -- also played a role in problems with the sight, according to a new report.

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House formally authorizes CBP for first time

The agency tasked with border security has lacked clear statutory authority.

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13 things that are about to change at VA

With a new secretary in place and reform legislation headed for the president's desk, Department of Veterans Affairs IT and management practices have some big revisions ahead.

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Appel leads JIE, Brennan apologizes, IG dings NOAA and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How data does disasters

New resources to assist both first responders and victims were showcased at a demo day for the Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative.

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Rung closer to confirmation, 18F commits to open source and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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4 keys to digitizing federal records

A closer partnership between records management and IT leaders will make digitization seamless and foster a more open government.

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House passes three cyber bills

The measures, all passed easily, deal with information sharing, technology procurement and the DHS workforce.