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OPM breach, de facto debarment, system on a chip and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Robert Coen

The future of GWACs

Executives in charge of government-wide acquisition contracts discuss how they're adapting to agencies' changing needs.

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U.S Marshals plot data strategy

Marshals aren't in the big data business, but their needs are expected to increase over the current capacity of 15 terabytes.

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Dell, BlackBerry share strategies for pursuing DOD clients

Despite lower than normal turnout, Pentagon Tech Day offers industry pulse.

Frank Kendall

DOD acquisition reform focused on people, not processes

Undersecretary Frank Kendall sees cultural change taking root among the Pentagon's 150,000-strong acquisition workforce.

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Biometric database, software inventory, smallpox and a prescreening milestone

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cyber information-sharing bill moves forward

The measure would set up a "portal" at DHS that private firms could use to confidentially share threat information without legal liability.

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Senate panel slams canceled Air Force IT program

A report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations blasted the Air Force’s “cultural resistance to change.”

DEA probes geospatial cloud

The Drug Enforcement Administration hopes to establish a hybrid cloud environment that would allow federal, state and local governments to use the DEA's mapping tool.

Richard McKinney

DOT CIO on cyber, shared services and 'technology that is changing constantly'

Transportation Department CIO Richard McKinney says striking a balance between centralized and decentralized IT is one of his greatest challenges.

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NSA critics, storm warnings and free books

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DoD seeks ideas on mobile phones of the future

The government no longer drives the market for secure telecom because mobility is advancing faster than government procurement cycles.