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CFPB's Ashwin Vasan: Build teams with 'a passion for doing things differently'

The CIO for the government's youngest agency says that even in start-up mode, building a culture of innovation is tricky.

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Census, cyber, satellites and soccer

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Russ Colbert

Overcoming the fear of change can save our government billions

Video collaboration can bring big savings and efficiency gains, if managers get past their status-quo concerns.

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White House wants fewer reports, USDA approves ArcGIS and GAO knocks info security

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Senior DHS official weighs in on cyber legislation

Larry Zelvin, director of the National Cyber and Communications Integration Center, says DHS needs more clarity on its role in scanning other agencies’ networks for cyber threats.

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Four to six teams expected to bid on Defense health record effort

Military health care providers detailed their needs to industry in advance a decade-long multi-billion electronic health record procurement, while inside DOD an effort is underway to improve current data to pave the way for a new provider.

You can lead a horse to data . . .

The goal of a NASA lecture and lab series is to lower the point of entry for people trying to access data, and to teach them how to use it.

Elizabeth McGrath

Can culture shifts, open architecture prod defense acquisition reform?

Congress wants the Department of Defense to improve acquisition, but conflicting demands could muddle the process.

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IT reform, DISA telecom and OASIS SB

News and notes from around the federal IT community

Michael Rogers

NSA's Rogers: JIE crucial to cyber defense

The Defense Department's move to a Joint Information Environment can't come soon enough for National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers.

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A closer look at 'Map of the World'

As NGA's geodata platform matures, hopes for payoffs rise.

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NOAA embraces the business of big data

Building on a February RFI, NOAA has put together its big data partnership business model, mapping out a way for government and industry to take government data to the next level.