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Data transparency, a chief digital officer, Pentagon phishing and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Private-sector drones test friendly foreign skies

Amazon says the FAA's approach to regulating unmanned aerial systems is outdated.

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CMS releases new data exchange rule for health records

The comment period on the proposed EHR rule ends May 29.

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News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Sonny Hashmi: The exit interview

GSA's CIO talks advice for new hires, key cloud takeaways and areas still in need of improvement.

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18F is growing up fast

Launched a year ago with 15 employees, 18F is expected to have nearly a hundred soon.

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Warren: VISTA is here to stay

The pending move by DoD to a system based on a commercial health record system won't alter the data sharing relationship with VA, says the acting CIO.

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New NGA CIO 'bullish' on IT deployment

NGA CIO and director of IT services Douglas McGovern say his new office will help the agency deliver better intelligence to government customers.

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Amazon latest FAA drone certificate holder

The 48th experimental airworthiness certificate was granted for a design presented to the FAA by Amazon Logistics.

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Environmental datasets, reverse auction legislation and military email

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OFPP looks for fuller procurement vista

A new feedback tool is aimed at identifying best practices and acquisition areas that need improvement.

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Cyber commander wants more offense

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers calls for more offense, while Sen. John McCain blasts the administration for lack of effective deterrence.

The 2015 Federal 100

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