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Lawmakers rip OPM's 'failure'

Members of Congress heaped hard questions on federal IT leaders at a June 16 hearing and suggested strongly that somebody needs to be fired.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen 'concerned' by status of JRSS software

The Pentagon's top IT official said the Joint Regional Security Stacks software, a key piece of the program's success, needs improving.

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DISA five-year plan treats cyber as warring domain

Defense Information Systems Agency Director Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins says network operators need to adopt the "principles of war, whether it is maneuver, speed [or] surprise" to defend DOD networks.

FirstNet RFP, Navy CIO and S&T on Facebook

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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CIO Scott: IT reform is 'different' this time

The federal CIO is confident FITARA will succeed where Clinger-Cohen and other efforts have failed.

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Is NetCents-2 finally cleared for takeoff?

After more than a year of protests and re-competes, the Air Force's big IT acquisition vehicle is close to being fully open for business.

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GSA posts details of telecom pricing

In some of its latest posts on the Interact website, GSA explained how some of its planned pricing catalogs will work.

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NSF grants, an EIS workshop and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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New glitch stalls State's visa and passport database

A June 9 hardware failure stalls passport and visa issuances, but is apparently unrelated to last year's failure of the Consular Consolidated Database.

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OPM's 'Cyber Pearl Harbor' might affect 14 million

The OPM breach is looking worse than initially projected, with potentially every fed's information compromised. And the breach was discovered during a vendor's sales demonstration.

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Contract news from Labor and DOD

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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VA set to test new-look health record interface

VA's pending system helps solve the agency's internal interoperability problems, while extending data to the DoD.

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