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VA is acquiring new scheduling IT, says CIO

An acquisition is in the works to replace VA’s troubled scheduling software with a commercial system.

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FedRAMP deadline a soft one

Neither the GSA nor OMB is taking a hard stance on compliance with cloud-security guidelines, at least for the time being.

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USAF cloud pilot, FSSI protests, highway hackers, a new day for drones and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Amazon takes up HealthCare.gov role

Adding AWS as a subcontractor is one piece of the plan to overhaul HealthCare.gov before the next open enrollment period.

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TSA says incoming PreCheck data might contain errors

Booking agents and airline data systems can sometimes inadvertently short-circuit the transfer of personal data used to link participants to their Known Traveler Numbers.

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Senior White House official talks cyber goals, legislative outlook

In a Q&A with FCW , Ari Schwartz, senior director for cybersecurity at the White House, talks about whether legislation can reinforce and complement White House cyber-policy goals.

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Cybersecurity a top priority in Senate appropriations bill

While DHS takes the lead on civilian-side cybersecurity, Senate appropriators are backing a menu of related initiatives at Commerce and Justice.

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NTIA spectrum update, VA's wait-time audit, CAMEO task orders and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

A brief history of open data

From eight simple principles to today's vast ecosystem, here's what's happening -- and how to take full advantage.

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House and Senate VA bills put senior execs on notice

Legislation is in motion to give the VA more authority to fire senior executives, but is that the best solution to the agency's woes?

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CIS girds for first wave of deferred deportation renewals

The first deadline for renewing applications in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is September, and agency officials are confident CIS's IT infrastructure can handle the rush.

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Fixing VA tech, touting tourism data and upgrading from GPS

News and notes from around the federal IT community.