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Faster hiring for feds, Army mobile and commercial drones

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Back-end of HealthCare.gov remains in development

HHS internal watchdog recommends automated IT for advance payments under the health care law.

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Tight budgets can fuel innovation, say top IT leaders

Fiscal necessity is the mother of invention in federal IT.

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Senate panel OKs cybersecurity funding

The fiscal 2016 DHS funding bill includes $1.638 billion for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, an increase of $135 million above fiscal 2015.

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Lawmakers rip OPM's 'failure'

Members of Congress heaped hard questions on federal IT leaders at a June 16 hearing and suggested strongly that somebody needs to be fired.

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Halvorsen 'concerned' by status of JRSS software

The Pentagon's top IT official said the Joint Regional Security Stacks software, a key piece of the program's success, needs improving.

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DISA five-year plan treats cyber as warring domain

Defense Information Systems Agency Director Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins says network operators need to adopt the "principles of war, whether it is maneuver, speed [or] surprise" to defend DOD networks.

FirstNet RFP, Navy CIO and S&T on Facebook

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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CIO Scott: IT reform is 'different' this time

The federal CIO is confident FITARA will succeed where Clinger-Cohen and other efforts have failed.

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Is NetCents-2 finally cleared for takeoff?

After more than a year of protests and re-competes, the Air Force's big IT acquisition vehicle is close to being fully open for business.

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GSA posts details of telecom pricing

In some of its latest posts on the Interact website, GSA explained how some of its planned pricing catalogs will work.

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NSF grants, an EIS workshop and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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