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State to set up analytics office

The State Department's new strategic plan calls for a greater focus on harnessing big data.

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Another CIO retirement, Lerner's email and an unpatched software alert

News and notes from around the federal IT community

Deputy Director Michael Garcia (left) and Senior Standards and Technology Advisor Paul Grassi (right) of NIST

NIST plays matchmaker on identity verification

The National Institute of Standards and Technology funds the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group, bringing together disparate interests to solve the password puzzle.

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OASIS looks to move beyond Air Force orders

The USAF is still the biggest user of the contracting vehicle, but officials predict that will change in the next year or two.

Brigadier General Kevin J. Nally, Deputy Chief Information Officer (Marine Corps)

Marine Corps CIO focuses on collapsing networks

Three months after the Marine Corps commandant issued IT-focused guidance, CIO Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally offered an update on how the Corps is meeting key goals, from network consolidation to mobility.

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FITARA guidance, broadband pitches, a GSA hackathon and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA widens telecom collaboration efforts

The first of three sessions on the NS2020 strategy provided a glimpse of industry concerns about the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

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Overcoming fear of the inspector general

Kymm McCabe warns that overly aggressive oversight is costing a fortune and killing off needed communication.

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A cyber poll, traveler data, HHS innovators and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the Department of State,  Christopher Painter.

Cyber treaty not in the cards

The fast-changing nature of cyberspace makes any big-bang international deal on cyber norms infeasible, says the State Department's coordinator for cyber issues.

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Former DISA comptroller alleges retaliation

In an exclusive interview, Jimaye Sones, who was Defense Information Systems Agency comptroller from 2005 to 2013, says he was reassigned after revealing questionable accounting practices at the agency.

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AWS earnings and FAA drones

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The 2015 Federal 100

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