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Lynn Overmann, left, with Danielle Carnival. Photo by Stan Barouh.

The women behind OSTP

Five years ago, the office of the chief technology officer was effectively a boys' club. But times have changed.

Robert McDonald

How VA hopes to fix its scheduling system

Embattled agency promises an RFP for commercial solutions by late September, and aims to pick a vendor by year's end.

DOD releases RFP for $11 billion health record project

The long-awaited procurement will modernize military health records and must sync with Veterans Affairs systems.

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HealthCare.gov's new CEO, NGA's mapping contract and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Beyond BYOD: Who oversees the apps?

Official "bring your own app" policies are still few and far between, but agencies are adapting to their employees' demands.

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What to make of USPTO's telework troubles

Amid the bad press and congressional inquiries, telework proponents stress that management, not location, is what matters.

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NSA's ICREACH, hackable scanners and the British IT influence

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

CTO Todd Park

U.S. CTO stepping down

Todd Park is moving to Silicon Valley to recruit talent into federal IT ranks.

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New role for CIA's ex-CIO, Tor's secret bug-fixers and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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25,000 affected by USIS breach

DHS had already suspended work with the contractor in the wake of the breach, first revealed Aug. 6.

John DeLong, NSA compliance director

DeLong: NSA security reforms predate Snowden

Compliance director also claims explaining what NSA does is becoming a greater part of the agency's culture.

18F

'Hacking bureaucracy' at 18F

Greg Godbout, executive director of GSA's innovation lab, wants to set an example in hiring and other areas for the rest of the federal government to emulate.