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8 predictions to put on your calendar

Cisco's Alan Balutis shares his thoughts on what will happen in the coming year.

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Better Buying Power 3.0: How the Pentagon hopes to save its technological advantage

The next phase of defense acquisition reform is an effort to balance strategic spending on technology with budget pressures.

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DHS and KeyPoint hiring, Brennan defending and drones flying

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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'Social as an enterprise strategy'

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi offered attendees at a Digital Government Institute cloud and data conference insight into the evolving nature of government-citizen relations.

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VanRoekel stepping down as federal CIO

The former Microsoft executive's new government job will be at USAID, focusing on the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

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More China hacking, a deputy director for OPM and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cooper back in the saddle at Commerce

After a 40-year career, Steve Cooper came out of retirement to take the CIO reins at the sprawling agency.

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Issa report paints picture of strife, factionalism in run-up to HealthCare.gov launch

IT leaders at the Health and Human Services Department considered pushing for a limited launch to test for problems, but were rebuffed.

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ICITE ready to ramp up, ODNI official says

The long-planned joint IT environment is becoming more tangible to intel analysts.

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Census data scandal 'not as bad as we initially thought'

A Commerce Department IG report and a joint congressional investigation effectively cleared the Philadelphia Census office of allegations that it manipulated data for political purposes but found plenty of other problems.

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Palantir's GSA pricing info posted on Hacker News site

The post includes a price list taken from the GSA Advantage ordering system -- which GSA says is not even accurate -- for Palantir Technologies' Gotham and Metropolis products.

Eliminating reports, monitoring email, funding ID research and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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