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Another day, another database

The latest executive order aimed at contractors could add to the difficulty of linking together GSA's wealth of vendor information.

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For NRC’s Ash, information comes before technology

Nuclear Regulatory Commission CIO Darren Ash has some definite views on how technology can change government.

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Sonny Hashmi's 9 principles for GSA IT

The General Services Administration's CIO outlines his agency's commitment to the cloud and open source technology -- and gets positive private-sector reviews.

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'Fingerprinting' tool challenges privacy safeguards for federal websites

The difficulty of maintaining user anonymity in the face of canvas fingerprinting poses a challenge to agencies trying to adhere to privacy standards set by OMB.

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Organizing and visualizing education data

The Department of Education is looking to revamp its Learning Registry and other online resources.

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Malware warning, good and bad news on contracting, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA steps away from financial, HR services

The agency will no longer provide shared services in those areas to focus on core competencies, such as acquisition and IT.

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Border crisis shines a light on DHS tech woes

The flood of unaccompanied minors to the southern border has highlighted the need for more efficient and effective technologies to track both documented and undocumented immigrants.

GAO blasts planning, oversight and cost overruns for HealthCare.gov

Politically motivated decision-making – and the over-arching desire to meet the October 2013 launch date -- also played a role in problems with the sight, according to a new report.

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13 things that are about to change at VA

With a new secretary in place and reform legislation headed for the president's desk, Department of Veterans Affairs IT and management practices have some big revisions ahead.

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Senate bill would offer tax incentives for sharing cyber-threat info

New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand proposes tax credits for firms that join ISACs.

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Appel leads JIE, Brennan apologizes, IG dings NOAA and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.