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GAO examines air traffic control and Medicaid, NASA named a top 50 brand

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Draft RFP for NS2020 debuts

General Services Administration makes self-imposed deadline for the successor to Networx -- albeit barely.

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Security and data management driving mobile app demand

As mobile becomes ubiquitous in business, a new survey finds application security and access to corporate systems remain among users' chief concerns.


IRS email probe awaits new software

IG finds "potential criminal activity," but the investigation is on hold pending settlement of a dispute with a vendor over software licensing rights.

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Consolidation, culture and one very big contract

David Bowen, the Defense Health Agency's director of health IT, has a seriously complex to-do list.

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How much cloud is too much cloud?

The average public sector organization uses 721 cloud services, says a new report from Skyhigh Networks.

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Trinity returns, DCS debuts, senators back IGs and DOD metrics

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DNI worries about cumulative, not catastrophic, cyber threat

DNI James Clapper is less worried about a cyber Pearl Harbor than death from a thousand cuts.

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Cyber gets a boost in VA budget request

The department is seeking an increase in information security spending from $156 million in 2015 to $180.3 million for 2016.

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DOD may need congressional help on data centers

Acting Defense Department CIO Halvorsen told a House Armed Services subcommittee that consolidating DOD data centers could require legislation.

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Why Social Security's websites succeed

"They do a great job of setting expectations," said Dave Lewan of ForeSee, which rated five of SSA's sites in the latest list of top 10 federal websites.

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DHS: 'We need to up our game' on information sharing

President Obama's proposal to boost government coordination with the private sector got a warm welcome in the House Homeland Security Committee.

The 2015 Federal 100

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