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Airport innovations, MonsterMind and a $300M Air Force contract

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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JIE comes into focus under Halvorsen

After three months on the job, acting DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen is putting his stamp on leading Defense IT projects.

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What Roat's move to DOT means for FedRAMP

Bottlenecks remain a concern, but observers expect a smooth transition.

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HHS releases first RFP under Buyers Club

Procurement adviser Mark Naggar hopes the solicitation will become a model for innovative acquisition.

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Standardizing complaints, sharing cyber info and tracking Ebola

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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TechFAR, Digital Playbook get tentative thumbs up

The new tools are a first step, but critics still contend that federal acquisition rules are outdated when it comes to buying IT.

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Imitation is flattery: BlackBerry, Samsung emulate strategies to lure DOD clients

BlackBerry is still the incumbent in a sensitive market, but Samsung has invested in security to try to turn the tables.

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Analytics could drive the future of VistA

The next generation of VA's electronic health record should see benefits from agency advances in predictive analytics.

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NNSA tests cloud-based data-collection system

RadResponder project would give responders better access to key data in a nuclear emergency.

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OMB launches digital services team to guide IT projects

The team will be headed by Mikey Dickerson, a former Google engineer who served on the team that helped fix HealthCare.gov.

Data center innovation: New ways to save energy

Revised thermal standards and an array of cooling techniques promise to reverse the data center power drain.

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NASA and small biz, Pentagon and the private sector, Hagel and India

News and notes from around the federal IT community.