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astonished man in data center

Streamlining storage, an Adobe CTO, a China cyber offer and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Wikipedia image; official from his P&G profile: Robert A. McDonald.

Obama's pick to lead the VA led a private-sector digital revolution

As CEO of Procter & Gamble, Bob McDonald worked to transform marketing and operations using technology, and to create digital literacy standards within the executive ranks.

Wikipedia image; official image from his profile at USAF: Lieutenant General William Lord.

How FITARA can fix the federal government's IT problem

Empowering a much smaller set of CIOs would set the stage for agency innovation.

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Trent Janda: Making electronic medical records a reality

The Coast Guard is poised to begin deploying its Integrated Health Information System, thanks in large part to the drive of the service's chief medical information officer.

Infrastructure

DHS plans for cybersecurity in interconnected world

Experts praise quadrennial review for increased detail, but wish for more guidance on information-sharing.

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Disruptive defense tech, IC transparency, GSA's newest BPAs and a $427M bid protest

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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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.

Shutterstock image: looking for code.

Census, cyber, satellites and soccer

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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FBI issues phish warning to feds

Investigators have identified dozens of Facebook personas, domains and IP addresses used to launch attacks on civilian, military and defense contractor personnel.

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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Buying agile without jumping through hoops

Agile development can be less risky than the traditional approach, but getting the best results takes flexibility and continuous involvement by government and contractor teams.

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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