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DHA readies $10 billion IT contract

A final indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity IT services solicitation is expected in the third quarter of 2015.

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DHS eyes FirstNet to expand mobile capabilities

The Department of Homeland Security is also seeking faster development of mobile apps.

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IG details fundamental flaws in HealthCare.gov IT acquisition

HHS IG says CMS failed to develop an “overarching acquisition strategy” for the HealthCare.gov.

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The latest chapter in 'preventing the next Snowden'

A DISA project with Metalogix is aimed at dispensing with the kind of thumb drives that aided NSA contractor Edward Snowden's activities.

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U.S. intelligence challenged by technology, cyber

In what might be described as a State of U.S. Intelligence address, Undersecretary of Defense Michael Vickers said insecurity in cyberspace is on par with terrorism but IT can help with the challenge.

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Health IT office CIO, USDS hiring, chip-and-PIN cards and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Casey Coleman's take on what's next for federal IT

A year removed from GSA, Casey Coleman reflects on the latest trends -- and on how her agency-CIO perspective informs her work today with AT&T Government Solutions.

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The State of the Union's IT issues

Technology initiatives get a rare shout out in the president's annual message.

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Ending the tyranny of passwords

Eliminating the hassle of entering multiple passwords to navigate secure sites online will spark heavier public use, possibly affecting federal networks down the road.

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CMS head Tavenner, who presided over rocky HealthCare.gov launch, steps down

Marilyn Tavenner was thrust into the spotlight after the ill-fated launch of HealthCare.gov in October 2013, and she was among the officials called on by Congress to explain the massive IT failure.

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Clipping chips, health care phishing and USIS selling off

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Survey reveals feds' digital divide

Federal employees aren’t overly impressed with the way their agencies are doing digital, a new report says, but that doesn’t mean they’re not in favor of bringing more technology into their offices.

The 2015 Federal 100

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