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VA telehealth savings, Internet of Things security, and making at the White House

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DoD releases update to electronic health record plan

The Department of Defense is close to releasing a final solicitation for its long-awaited electronic health record solution.

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Malware methodology, drone launchers and a health IT departure

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Fed agency eyeing commercial UAS apps

The U.S. Geological Survey is watching the FAA-monitored testing of unmanned craft as it ponders possible use of the systems.

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What 18F aims to accomplish

Rather than skirting the federal procurement system, GSA's 18F is designed to address challenges head on, says Lena Trudeau.

From disruption to innovation: Bridging a growing cultural gap

If we want real innovation, we need to stop looking for ways to circumvent the federal acquisition system and work together to improve it, writes Stan Soloway.

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How agencies can accelerate innovation

GSA's 18F and similar programs promise to jump-start innovation efforts at agencies, and here are five ways to ensure their success.

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CBP biometric test center set to open

The Maryland facility will test devices that record biometric data from travelers exiting the country.

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Pentagon, Congress seek to avoid acquisition 'Groundhog Day'

Policymakers attempting to revamp how the military buys and manages weapons and IT systems will have to overcome bureaucratic inertia and the tendency of reform efforts to repeat themselves.

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FCC targets cyber role, NOAA inks IT deal, IBM eyes EHR and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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New NIST guidance planned as part of federal info policy

The National Archives and Records Administration is leading a plan to create new standards for controlled unclassified government information that includes new NIST guidance and changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

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GSA analysis shows data storage purchases increasing

Call center, data storage and network restoration services are among the fastest movers under GSA’s Networx contract vehicle.