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Moving from oversight to outcomes with FITARA

The law's success hinges on a culture change from blame-setting to measuring progress toward desired goals.

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IG warns Labor on information security

Among other problems, the department had a history of failing to switch off access privileges for former employees.

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GCN award winners announced, and State issues cell phone and IT solicitations

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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ICANN handoff officially delayed

It will be at least another year before Internet domain naming and addressing functions are handed off to a global, multi-stakeholder body.

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Leaky data integration costs billions

A new study says bad data integration results in $342 billion in lost health care benefits every year.

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Bigger IRS breach, institutionalizing PIF, and FAA drones and glitches

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

DHS creates new cyber panel, NASA funds disruptive tech, GitHub goes GWAC

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The American way of death data

The CDC is using emerging IT tools to improve the way mortality data is reported, collected and used.

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No protests in DOD electronic health record award

The team of Leidos, Cerner and Accenture won the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization contract, potentially worth $9 billion, on July 29.

OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

OPM's push for equal pay isn't new

Beth Cobert has called for a renewed focus on the persistent pay gap between men and women in the federal workforce, with an emphasis on pay flexibilities that benefit men. But her efforts are only one step on a longer journey.

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How the Census Bureau evangelizes open data

Apps using open data to solve civic problems were showcased at Census Bureau demo day.

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GSA plots Schedule 70 cyber assurance SIN

The latest special item number RFI follows on the addition earlier this year of a cloud SIN, and a proposed SIN for health IT.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.