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HealthCare.gov report, cloud working groups at NIST, DynCorp wins again and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Tom Carper

FITARA in the Senate, Eagle II protests, NASA access controls and more

News and notes from the federal IT community.

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Feds get resourceful in implementing DATA Act

A lack of new funding has forced Treasury and OMB to rethink how they massage the data they have.

Learning to innovate like NASA

Start by thinking big. "There is always time later to rein in ideas to fit budget and schedule parameters," author Rod Pyle says.

Cutting costs with virtual conferencing

The space agency has years of experience in taking the travel out of meetings and events.

HealthCare.gov to get dedicated CTO amid leadership changes

A new management structure is being put in place to run HealthCare.gov at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Cybersecurity research

Cyber staffing and NOAA mapping

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

'The critical link is giving people ownership'

Author Rod Pyle discusses what other agencies can learn from the culture and systems that have driven NASA's accomplishments.

NASA event coverage (06.11.2014).

The technology taking NASA to Mars

The space agency showcases some of its innovations, big and small.

Stephanie O’Sullivan

Does the intelligence community have a handle on its contractor workforce?

According to a GAO report, intelligence agencies lack an accurate picture of contractors costs and mission.

John Brennan

Brennan: Technological change tough for CIA

The CIA director also said that although digital footprints aid in tracking down terrorists, they increase the vulnerability of agents in the field.

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IGs seek better access to federal clouds

The breakdown of the VA's cloud email deal last year highlights the question of how to maintain oversight of cloud-based computer systems.