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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.

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi (Photo by Zaid Hamid)

Hashmi to Box, Vickers retires and a new hire for White House IT

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

LaVerne Horton Council

Obama taps private sector exec to lead IT at VA

Laverne Horton Council will take over for Steph Warren, who has held the top IT job at VA on an acting basis for two years.

Image copyright to the Navy: Sailors man the bridge helm station to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a replenishment-at-sea.

Revisiting the Navy’s blueprint for cyber operations

Operation Rolling Tide, which drove Iranian hackers from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, could have a lasting impact on the Pentagon's approach to cyber.

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Botnets and datasets

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

US Capitol

Congress looks for interagency coordination on drones

Lawmakers are considering putting DHS in charge of an interagency task force on drone security.

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SEWP: An acquisition pioneer is still going strong

Protests have delayed SEWP V, but industry experts say the contract vehicle offers agencies service and value that are hard to find.

data door

When Americans approve of government surveillance

A new survey finds broad support for certain types of electronic monitoring -- including keeping tabs on U.S. government leaders -- but the more people learn, the more their confidence in surveillance efforts wanes.

Shaun Donovan

Donovan to Congress: Data Act implementation isn't free

The OMB director also asked House appropriators to boost funding for the U.S. Digital Service.

Joanne Wyotek

SEWP V is live (sort of)

NASA is on track to launch the new acquisition contract in May, Program Manager Joanne Woytek said. But some of SEWP V's improvements have already been folded back into SEWP IV.

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