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Eric Holder

Eric Holder’s IT legacy

The departing attorney general had no direct responsibility for information technology at DOJ, but the department dealt with multiple crises during his tenure, with mixed results.

André Mendes

BBG embracing the open office

The Broadcasting Board of Governors is moving into a historic building, but choosing collaboration and flexibility over traditional offices and cubicles.

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GAO rejects SRA FedRAMP protest

SRA International's protest of an HHS cloud contract failed because the firm did not document its qualification for an authority to operate under FedRAMP.

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The skinny on the White House's new open-government initiatives

The latest plan sets a timeline for implementing an open-source software policy by the end of 2015, among other goals.

Rebecca Williams_GSA

Sunlight's Williams to GSA, Shellshock to a computer near you and data center savings

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Who will be the next U.S. CIO?

There are plenty of candidates to replace Steve VanRoekel, but the ultimate pick might depend on what role the new federal CIO will be expected to play.

ITAPS, AT&T and cross-country drones

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DOD health agency embraces data standardization

The Pentagon's health record procurement is part of a push to standardize processes across the military.

Terry Halvorsen

DISA to cede procurement authority for commercial cloud to military services

The acting DOD CIO wants the department to move the commercial cloud faster. To do that, he plans to give military services more authority over the process.

CJCS Martin Dempsey visits Tish Long (September 3, 2014).

NGA's Long on transparency, the workforce and the power of GEOINT

The first woman to head a major U.S. intelligence agency goes on the record about the highs and lows of the job.

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Turn your smart phone into a microscope

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is pushing out its mobile phone microscope tech to the public.

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What does it take to get agencies to give up spectrum?

Legislative proposals suggest giving agencies control of receipts of spectrum auction, but perhaps not enough to spur action.