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DHS eyes FirstNet to expand mobile capabilities

The Department of Homeland Security is also seeking faster development of mobile apps.

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IG details fundamental flaws in HealthCare.gov IT acquisition

HHS IG says CMS failed to develop an “overarching acquisition strategy” for the HealthCare.gov.

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The latest chapter in 'preventing the next Snowden'

A DISA project with Metalogix is aimed at dispensing with the kind of thumb drives that aided NSA contractor Edward Snowden's activities.

Michael G. Vickers, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

U.S. intelligence challenged by technology, cyber

In what might be described as a State of U.S. Intelligence address, Undersecretary of Defense Michael Vickers said insecurity in cyberspace is on par with terrorism but IT can help with the challenge.

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Health IT office CIO, USDS hiring, chip-and-PIN cards and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

President Obama discusses high-tech job training during his 2015 State of the Union address.

The State of the Union's IT issues

Technology initiatives get a rare shout out in the president's annual message.

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) at a July 2012 joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee for Veterans Affairs (DOD Photo: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)

Pentagon oversight, cyber sharing, a DISA departure and a SOTU preview

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Ending the tyranny of passwords

Eliminating the hassle of entering multiple passwords to navigate secure sites online will spark heavier public use, possibly affecting federal networks down the road.

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CMS head Tavenner, who presided over rocky HealthCare.gov launch, steps down

Marilyn Tavenner was thrust into the spotlight after the ill-fated launch of HealthCare.gov in October 2013, and she was among the officials called on by Congress to explain the massive IT failure.

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A CTO manifesto

Two chief technology officers -- one government, one industry -- say their peers are perfectly positioned to help organizations chart a course for the future.

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Clipping chips, health care phishing and USIS selling off

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

'You just move that rock a little at a time'

Women from a wide range of federal roles discuss what it really takes to lead in IT.

Operation Jump Start

FCW is proud to support this Feb. 9 event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers.